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'Mind the gap' between atomically thin materials

In subway stations around London, the warning to "Mind the Gap" helps commuters keep from stepping into empty space as they leave the train. When it comes to engineering single-layer atomic ...

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A green transformation for pharmaceuticals

Waste is reduced through the cheap and green development of a catalyst for the transformation of a commercially important functional group

Fri 21 Nov 14 from

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CP light creates chiral nanostructures

Circularly polarized light can produce right- or left-handed twisted nanoribbons.

Fri 21 Nov 14 from Nanotechweb

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Using nanoparticles to better protect industrial applications

An innovative high temperature multi-purpose coating – designed to protect industrial components against heat and oxidation – is currently being trialled on various applications. The coating, ...

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Paper electronics could make health care more accessible

Flexible electronic sensors based on paper—an inexpensive material—have the potential to some day cut the price of a wide range of medical tools, from helpful robots to diagnostic tests. Scientists ...

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Streamlining thin film processing saves time, energy

Energy storage devices and computer screens may seem worlds apart, but they're not.

Wed 19 Nov 14 from

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Scientists get to the heart of fool's gold as a solar material

As the installation of photovoltaic solar cells continues to accelerate, scientists are looking for inexpensive materials beyond the traditional silicon that can efficiently convert sunlight ...

Tue 18 Nov 14 from

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Why We are made of 'star stuff'

As Carl Sagan famously said, 'We are made of star stuff.' It's a mind-boggling thought, but what exactly did he mean? Watch our latest Reactions episode to find out how many of the atoms that ...

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From dried cod to tissue sample preservation

Could human tissue samples be dried for storage, instead of being frozen? Researchers are looking at the salt cod industry for a potential tissue sample drying technology that could save money ...

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Starfish made of feather-light foam wins photo prize

With its spindly neon tendrils, a false-coloured image of graphene foam, stripped of its skeleton, has won first prize in an annual engineering photo competition

Tue 18 Nov 14 from Newscientist

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