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Fri 9 Dec 16 from Physics World

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Hydrogen from sunlight—but as a dark reaction

The storage of photogenerated electric energy and its release on demand are still among the main obstacles in artificial photosynthesis. One of the most promising, recently identified photocatalytic ...

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Jumping water striders know how to avoid breaking of the water surface

Water striders spend all their life on the surface of water, and the secrets of their ability to "skate" on the water surface have been discovered more than a decade ago. It is only recently ...

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Robust structural colour is inspired by a tropical bird

Self-assembling, random network of pores creates a wide range of colors.

Fri 9 Dec 16 from Nanotechweb

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"Programmable" cement particles make for stronger concrete

The modern world is likely home to more concrete jungles than natural ones, and although we've been using the material for hundreds of years, the recipe can always use some improvement. ...

Wed 7 Dec 16 from Gizmag

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Machine learning enables predictive modeling of 2-D materials

Machine learning, a field focused on training computers to recognize patterns in data and make new predictions, is helping doctors more accurately diagnose diseases and stock analysts forecast ...

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Chemical trickery corrals 'hyperactive' metal-oxide cluster

After decades of eluding researchers because of chemical instability, key metal-oxide clusters have been isolated in water, a significant advance for growing the clusters with the impeccable ...

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Prof Steve WaiChing Sun Wins Air Force's Young Investigator Program Award

Columbia Engineering Prof Steve WaiChing Sun has won the Air Force's Young Investigator Program Award to model load response of granular materials; he is leading a combined experiential-modeling ...

Thu 8 Dec 16 from Newswise

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Researcher shows method for controlled growth of porous crystalline materials

Porous crystals called metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) consist of metallic intersections with organic molecules as connecting elements. Thanks to their high porosity, MOFs have an extremely ...

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