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Nanotech coating puts an end to wasted shampoo

Shampoo, ketchup, liquid soap, dishwashing liquid – they all come in bottles made from the same kind of plastic, polypropylene, and they're all infamous for being extremely difficult ...

Mon 27 Jun 16 from Gizmag

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This weird liquid can pour itself. Here's why

Polyethylene oxide or 'one of the slimiest substances known to man', as Youtuber Steve Mould calls it, seems to defy gravity.

2 hours ago from ZME Science

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Tiniest imperfections make big impacts in nano-patterned materials

A research team at Clarkson University reports an interesting conclusion that could have major impacts on the future of nano-manufacturing. Their analysis for a model of the process of random ...

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Lotus leaf inspires scientists to create world's first self-cleaning metals

Taking their ideas from defence mechanisms found in plants such as the lotus leaf, the 'High Throughput Laser Texturing of Self-Cleaning and Antibacterial Surfaces', or 'TresClean' project, ...

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Synthesized microporous 3D graphene-like carbons

Zeolites' nanoporous systems are an ideal template for the synthesis of three-dimensional (3D) graphene architecture, but the high temperatures required for their synthesis cause the reactions ...

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'Mimosa' nanostructure spontaneously self-folds

Technology could find use in a range of applications, such as wearable and portable sensors, paper-based microfluidic devices and micro-robotics.

Mon 27 Jun 16 from Nanotechweb

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Tough new hydrogel hybrid doesn't dry out

If you leave a cube of Jell-O on the kitchen counter, eventually its water will evaporate, leaving behind a shrunken, hardened mass—hardly an appetizing confection. The same is true for hydrogels. ...

Mon 27 Jun 16 from

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Would you live in a city made of synthetic bone?

The cities of today are built with concrete and steel – but some Cambridge researchers think that the cities of the future need to go back to nature if they are to support an ever-expanding ...

Fri 24 Jun 16 from

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Flower power: Transparent rose-petal skin enhances solar cells

We humans tend to pat ourselves on the back when we make strides in converting the sun's light into energy through solar technology, but plants have been doing much the same thing on ...

Fri 24 Jun 16 from Gizmag

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AMA report affirms human health impacts from LEDs

A groundbreaking report recently released by the American Medical Association (AMA) Council on Science and Public Health affirms known and suspected impacts to human health and the environment ...

Wed 22 Jun 16 from

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