Lab blends up 'wonder' nanomaterial

LAB TO KITCHEN: Scientists report that they had used a blender to make microscopic sheets of graphene.

7 hours ago from ABC Science

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How to make graphene in a kitchen blender

Don't try this at home. No really, don't: it almost certainly won't work and you won't be able to use your kitchen blender for food afterwards. But buried in the supplementary information of ...

13 hours ago from Nature News Blogs

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Under some LED bulbs whites aren't 'whiter than white'

For years, companies have been adding whiteners to laundry detergent, paints, plastics, paper and fabrics to make whites look "whiter than white," but now, with a switch away from incandescent ...

Fri 18 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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MRI, on a molecular scale: Team develops system that could peer into atomic structure of individual molecules

For decades, scientists have used techniques such as X-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) imaging to gain invaluable insight into the atomic structure of molecules. Such ...

Fri 18 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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New, more versatile version of Geckskin: Gecko-like adhesives now useful for real world surfaces

(Phys.org) —The ability to stick objects to a wide range of surfaces such as drywall, wood, metal and glass with a single adhesive has been the elusive goal of many research teams across the ...

Fri 18 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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'Exotic' material is like a switch when super thin

(Phys.org) —Ever-shrinking electronic devices could get down to atomic dimensions with the help of transition metal oxides, a class of materials that seems to have it all: superconductivity, ...

Fri 18 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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Innovative strategy to facilitate organ repair

A significant breakthrough could revolutionize surgical practice and regenerative medicine. A team led by Ludwik Leibler from the Laboratoire Matière Molle et Chimie (CNRS/ESPCI Paris Tech) ...

Fri 18 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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Thinnest feasible nano-membrane produced

A new nano-membrane made out of the 'super material' graphene is extremely light and breathable. Not only can this open the door to a new generation of functional waterproof clothing, but also ...

Thu 17 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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Researchers find tin selenide shows promise for efficiently converting waste heat into electrical energy

(Phys.org) —A team of researchers working at Northwestern University has found that tin selenide (SnSe) has the highest Carnot efficiency for a thermoelectric cycle ever found, making it potentially ...

Thu 17 Apr 14 from Phys.org

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Bake like a Jawa with R2-D2 measuring cups

Follow any recipe like a Jedi Master with this measuring cup set from ThinkGeek looks like the "Star Wars" droid you're looking for -- R2-D2.

Fri 18 Apr 14 from CNET

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