New Origami-inspired Design Turns Pushing Into Pulling

The series of paper cells developed by researchers at the University of Washington uses origami folds to absorb the force of impacts. (Credit: Kiyomi Taguchi/University of Washington) Whether ...

2 hours ago from Discover Magazine

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Fungus Found in Australian Soil Can Oxidize Gold

The chemical process may make the metal more soluble and move it closer to the Earth's surface.

7 hours ago from The Scientist

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Adding a carbon atom transforms 2-D semiconducting material

A technique that introduces carbon-hydrogen molecules into a single atomic layer of the semiconducting material tungsten disulfide dramatically changes the electronic properties of the material, ...

4 hours ago from Phys.org

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Finding the cause of capacity loss in a metal-oxide battery material

Because of their high energy-storage density, materials such as metal oxides, sulfides, and fluorides are promising electrode materials for lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles and other ...

8 hours ago from Phys.org

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Scientists discover signalling circuit boards inside body's cells

Cells in the body are wired like computer chips to direct signals that instruct how they function, research suggests.

16 hours ago from Phys.org

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Drug-resistant infections: If you can't beat 'em, starve 'em, scientists find

How do you fight a fungal infection that is becoming increasingly resistant to medicine? By starving it, found a team of University at Buffalo and Temple University researchers.

9 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Mathematically designed graphene has improved electrocatalytic activity

An international research group has improved graphene's ability to catalyse the hydrogen evolution reaction, which releases hydrogen as a result of passing an electronic current through water. ...

11 hours ago from Phys.org

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Researchers perform simple calculations by shining light patterns through a translucent cube

McMaster researchers have developed a simple and highly novel form of computing by shining patterned bands of light and shadow through different facets of a polymer cube and reading the combined ...

16 hours ago from Phys.org

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Lithium doesn't crack under pressure, it transforms

Using cutting-edge theoretical calculations performed at NERSC, researchers at Berkeley Lab's Molecular Foundry have predicted fascinating new properties of lithium—a light alkali metal that ...

14 hours ago from Phys.org

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Building a better salt trap: Scientists synthesize a molecular 'cage' to trap chloride

Indiana University researchers have created a powerful new molecule for the extraction of salt from liquid. The work has potential to help increase the amount of drinkable water on Earth.

Thu 23 May 19 from Phys.org

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