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Plastic pollution: 'Stop flushing contact lenses down the loo'

Flushing daily disposable lenses down the toilet is increasing the threat from plastics, say experts.

Sun 19 Aug 18 from BBC News

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Research team develops the world's first-ever 4-D printing for ceramics

A research team at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has achieved a groundbreaking advancement in materials research by successfully developing the world's first 4-D printing for ceramics, ...

Fri 17 Aug 18 from TechXplore

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Nanotube coating smartens up fabrics

Imagine if there were comfortable and inexpensive wearable fabrics that were capable of detecting a wide range of pressure and motion. Well, scientists at the University of Delaware have ...

Fri 17 Aug 18 from Gizmag

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Platinum-gold mix becomes world's most durable metal alloy

Engineers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed what they say is the most durable metal alloy ever created. Made up of a combination of platinum and gold, the new material is ...

Fri 17 Aug 18 from Gizmag

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Scientists find titanium dioxide from sunscreen is polluting beaches

Scientists have found that sunscreen from bathers releases significant quantities of polluting TiO2 (titanium dioxide) into the sea. This has the potential to harm marine life. This work, which ...

Fri 17 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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When sulfur disappears without trace

Many natural products and drugs feature a so-called dicarbonyl motif— in certain cases, however, their preparation poses a challenge to organic chemists. In their most recent work, Nuno Maulide ...

Fri 17 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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Efficient glycopeptide separation achieved by interfacially polymerized polymer particles

Chinese researchers have developed interfacially polymerized porous polymer particles for low-abundance glycopeptide separation. These polymer particles with hydrophilic-hydrophobic heterostructured ...

Fri 17 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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A unique combination of catalysts opens doors to making useful compounds

Researchers have developed a new method that aids in the process of making valuable compounds by using a unique combination of catalysts.

Thu 16 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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Novel research optimizes both elasticity and rigidity in the same material without the usual tradeoffs

In the world of materials, rigidity and elasticity are usually on opposite ends of the continuum. Typically, the more elastic a material, the less able it is to bear loads and resist forces. ...

Thu 16 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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Engineering team designs technology for smart materials

University of Virginia mechanical engineers and materials scientists, in collaboration with materials scientists at Penn State, the University of Maryland and the National Institute of Standards ...

Fri 17 Aug 18 from TechXplore

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