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New omniphobic coating could slash fuel costs for US Navy ships

To make ships and submarines slippier, the US Navy's Office of Naval Research (ONR) is sponsoring the development of an "omniphobic" coating that not only repels water, but many other ...

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Chemists report biorenewable, biodegradable plastic alternative

Colorado State University polymer chemists have taken another step toward a future of high-performance, biorenewable, biodegradable plastics.

Fri 22 Jun 18 from

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Feel the dielectric force

Thu 21 Jun 18 from Science Now

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Printing microelectrode array sensors on gummi candy

Microelectrodes can be used for direct measurement of electrical signals in the brain or heart. These applications require soft materials, however. With existing methods, attaching electrodes ...

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Ultra-flexible keyboard can be crumpled like paper

While there are already portable keyboards that can be rolled up, we know how it is … sometimes you just want to crumple the thing up and jam it in your pocket. Well, new technology ...

Wed 20 Jun 18 from Gizmag

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Chemists teach an enzyme a new trick, with potential for building new molecules

Princeton chemists have found a way to make a naturally occurring enzyme take on a new, artificial role, which has significant implications for modern chemistry, including pharmaceutical production. ...

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Researchers solve major challenge in mass production of low-cost solar cells

An international team of university researchers today reports solving a major fabrication challenge for perovskite cells—the intriguing potential challengers to silicon-based solar cells.

Thu 21 Jun 18 from TechXplore

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Researchers achieve unprecedented control of polymer grids

Synthetic polymers are ubiquitous—nylon, polyester, Teflon and epoxy, to name just a few—and these polymers are all long, linear structures that tangle into imprecise structures. Chemists have ...

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Avocados with edible anti-spoilage coating hit US stores

We've already heard about experimental edible coatings made from silk, pectin and chitosan that increase the shelf life of fresh fruit and vegetables. Now, however, a coating made from ...

Fri 22 Jun 18 from Gizmag

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As future batteries, hybrid supercapacitors are super-charged

A newly discovered supercapacitor has the highest energy density of any comparable system as demonstrated by a team of Molecular Foundry users and staff. These ultracapacitors can be charged ...

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