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Building 'invisible' materials with light

A new method of building materials using light, developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge, could one day enable technologies that are often considered the realm of science fiction, ...

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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Seeing is bead-lieving: Scientists create model 'bead-spring' chains with tunable properties

Rice University researchers are using magnetic beads and DNA "springs" to create chains of varying flexibility that can be used as microscale models for polymer macromolecules.

1 hours ago from Phys.org

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Bunch O Balloons fills water bombs in bulk

Making a water bomb (or water balloon) can be a laborious and time-consuming process. Unless you have Bunch O Balloons, a system for filling 100 balloons with water in under a minute... Continue ...

Thu 24 Jul 14 from Gizmag

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Chemists develop new formulation for the generation of green flames

LMU chemists have developed a new formulation for the generation of green flames. Unlike conventional mixtures, the new blend of reactants is environmentally benign, and it produces a green ...

Fri 25 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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New approach to form non-equilibrium structures

Although most natural and synthetic processes prefer to settle into equilibrium—a state of unchanging balance without potential or energy—it is within the realm of non-equilibrium conditions ...

Thu 24 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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Discovery is key to metal wear in sliding parts (w/ Video)

Researchers have discovered a previously unknown mechanism for wear in metals: a swirling, fluid-like microscopic behavior in a solid piece of metal sliding over another.

Thu 24 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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Cost-effective, solvothermal synthesis of heteroatom (S or N)-doped graphene developed

A research team led by group leader Yung-Eun Sung has announced that they have developed cost-effective technology to synthesize sulfur-doped and nitrogen-doped graphenes which can be applied ...

Thu 24 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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Quenching the world's water and energy crises, one tiny droplet at a time

In the Namib Desert of Africa, the fog-filled morning wind carries the drinking water for a beetle called the Stenocara.

Thu 24 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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A new approach to creating organic zeolites

Yushan Yan, Distinguished Professor of Engineering at the University of Delaware, is known worldwide for using nanomaterials to solve problems in energy engineering, environmental sustainability ...

Thu 24 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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Chemists eye improved thin films with metal substitution

The yield so far is small, but chemists at the University of Oregon have developed a low-energy, solution-based mineral substitution process to make a precursor to transparent thin films that ...

Mon 21 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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