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Crystalline fault lines provide pathway for solar cell current

A team of scientists studying solar cells made from cadmium telluride, a promising alternative to silicon, has discovered that microscopic "fault lines" within and between crystals of the material ...

5 hours ago from TechXplore

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Lowering the heat makes new materials possible while saving energy

A new technology developed by Penn State researchers, called Cold Sintering Process (CSP), has opened a window on the ability to combine incompatible materials, such as ceramics and plastics, ...

5 hours ago from Phys.org

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Samsung calls dibs on Department of Energy's screen coatings - CNET

Electronics giant licenses a superhydrophobic film for glass screens developed by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory that's supposed to repel water, reduce light reflection and resist fingerprints ...

3 hours ago from CNET Cutting Edge

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Elsevier Announces Winners of the 2016 Reaxys PhD Prize

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced the three winners of the 2016 Reaxys PhD Prize at its annual Symposium held ...

7 hours ago from Newswise

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Coffee-infused foam removes lead from contaminated water

Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the U.S., which makes for a perky population—but it also creates a lot of used grounds. Scientists now report in the journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry ...

Wed 21 Sep 16 from Phys.org

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A conscious coupling of magnetic and electric materials

Scientists have successfully paired ferroelectric and ferrimagnetic materials so that their alignment can be controlled with a small electric field at near room temperatures, an achievement ...

Wed 21 Sep 16 from Phys.org

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Chains of nanogold – forged with atomic precision

Researchers at Nanoscience Center of University of Jyväskylä in Finland have succeeded in producing short chains and rings of gold nanoparticles with unprecedented precision. They used a special ...

Thu 22 Sep 16 from Phys.org

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Color-changing water reflects a rainbow of colors and beyond

(Phys.org)—Scientists have created a water-based mixture that rapidly changes color when exposed to a variety of stimuli, such as a change in magnetic field, temperature, or pH. The scientists ...

Wed 21 Sep 16 from Phys.org

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How to detect water contamination in situ?

Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University have developed a device for the rapid analysis of liquids on the content of hazardous substances such as heavy metals. Polytechnicers use a method ...

Thu 22 Sep 16 from Phys.org

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New approach to dynamically tune how a catalyst operates

The industrial catalysts of the future won't just speed up reactions, they'll control how chemical processes work and determine how much of a particular product is made.

Tue 20 Sep 16 from Phys.org

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