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Protons penetrate graphene

Although theory suggests graphene is impermeable to protons, recent experiments show proton conductance of a single layer may be high.

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Materials: Blu-ray patterns pump up solar cells

Nature 515 469 doi: 10.1038/515469c

Wed 26 Nov 14 from Nature News

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Engineers create 'superomniphobic' texture capable of repelling all liquids

( —A pair of researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has created the first surface texture that can repel all liquids, no matter what material ...

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New antimicrobial edible films that increase the lifespan of cheese

Researchers at the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) have developed new coatings to apply to soft cheese. These coatings are totally edible and have an antimicrobial capacity, which ...

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Single-atom gold catalysts may offer path to low-cost production of fuel and chemicals

New catalysts designed and investigated by Tufts University School of Engineering researchers and collaborators from other university and national laboratories have the potential to greatly ...

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Copper on the brain at rest: proper copper levels essential to spontaneous neural activity

In recent years it has been established that copper plays an essential role in the health of the human brain. Improper copper oxidation has been linked to several neurological disorders including ...

Wed 26 Nov 14 from Medical Xpress

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Shaping the future of energy storage with conductive clay

In the race to find materials of ever increasing thinness, surface area and conductivity to make better performing battery electrodes, a lump of clay might have just taken the lead. Materials ...

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Heat-conducting plastic developed

The spaghetti-like internal structure of most plastics makes it hard for them to cast away heat, but a University of Michigan research team has made a plastic blend that does so 10 times better ...

Tue 25 Nov 14 from

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Exploring amazing patterns left behind by drops of whisky left drying in the tumbler

If you've ever looked closely at the dried rings whisky leaves behind in a glass, you may be among the few who've noticed just how stunningly beautiful they can be. But what's behind whisky's ...

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Physicists bind single-atom sheets with the same force geckos use to climb walls

Physicists at the University of Kansas have fabricated an innovative substance from two different atomic sheets that interlock much like Lego toy bricks. The researchers said the new material—made ...

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