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Graphene used to make stronger, greener concrete

Graphene, the "wonder material" composed of a one-atom-thick sheet of linked carbon atoms, is the world's strongest manmade material. Now, scientists have used it to create a new type ...

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Nanoparticle breakthrough could capture unseen light for solar energy conversion

An international team of scientists has demonstrated a breakthrough in the design and function of nanoparticles that could make solar panels more efficient by converting light usually missed ...

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Researchers invent nano-coating for synthetic leather that cleans itself—and won't get sticky on a hot day

If you've ever stained your favorite leather-look jacket or had to peel your bare legs from a sticky vinyl car seat in the summer, the solution to your woes just might be found on the surface ...

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Sun 22 Apr 18 from CandEN

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Scientists create gold nanoparticles in water

An experiment that, by design, was not supposed to turn up anything of note instead produced a "bewildering" surprise, according to the Stanford scientists who made the discovery: a new way ...

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Peptide induces chirality evolution in a single gold nanoparticle

For the first time, scientists have successfully created optically active, chiral gold nanoparticles using amino acids and peptides. Many chemicals significant to life have mirror-image twins ...

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New theory shows how strain makes for better catalysts

Brown University researchers have developed a new theory to explain why stretching or compressing metal catalysts can make them perform better. The theory, described in the journal Nature Catalysis, ...

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Spider silk key to new bone-fixing composite

UConn researchers have created a biodegradable composite made of silk fibers that can be used to repair broken load-bearing bones without the complications sometimes presented by other materials.

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Ancient reaction inspires method for making porous catalysts???

A nontoxic variation on the ‘pharaoh’s snakes’ reaction yields high-surface-area catalysts for fuel cells??

Sun 22 Apr 18 from CandEN

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MIT researchers develop scalable manufacturing process for graphene sheets

Among the almost limitless use cases for commercial-scale graphene is filtration. MIT engineers say they've now developed a scalable production process for precisely tailored graphene ...

Thu 19 Apr 18 from Gizmag

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