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What makes fireflies glow?

As fireflies are delighting children across the country with their nighttime displays, scientists are closing in on a better understanding of how the insects produce their enchanting glow. They ...

Wed 1 Jul 15 from Phys.org

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New micro-supercapacitor structure inspired by the intricate design of leaves

There was a time during the early development of portable electronics when the biggest hurdle to overcome was making the device small enough to be considered portable. After the invention of ...

Wed 1 Jul 15 from Phys.org

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Metal encapsulation optimizes chemical reactions

The chemical industry consumes millions of tons of packing materials as catalytic sup- port media or adsorbents in fixed-bed reactors and heat storage systems. Fraunhofer researchers have developed ...

Wed 1 Jul 15 from Phys.org

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New method can make cheaper solar energy storage

Storing solar energy as hydrogen is a promising way for developing comprehensive renewable energy systems. To accomplish this, traditional solar panels can be used to generate an electrical ...

Wed 1 Jul 15 from Phys.org

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Scientists reveal different dynamics of droplet formation on fibers

Thin fibers play a tremendous role in many areas of our daily life, from the use of glass fibers in ultra-fast data transmission to textile fibers in our clothing. In order to enable special ...

Wed 1 Jul 15 from Phys.org

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NIST 'how-to' website documents procedures for nano-EHS research and testing

As engineered nanomaterials increasingly find their way into commercial products, researchers who study the potential environmental or health impacts of those materials face a growing challenge ...

Wed 1 Jul 15 from Phys.org

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Researchers calculate electrical properties of carbon cones, other shapes

Flexing graphene may be the most basic way to control its electrical properties, according to calculations by theoretical physicists at Rice University and in Russia.

Tue 30 Jun 15 from Phys.org

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Samsung develops lithium-ion battery with nearly double the life

(Phys.org)—A team of researches affiliated with Samsung's Advanced Institute of Technology, along with colleagues from other institutions in Korea has found a way to greatly extend lithium-ion ...

Tue 30 Jun 15 from Phys.org

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Team maps distribution of carbon nanotubes in composite materials

Despite their small size and simple structure, carbon nanotubes—essentially sheets of graphene rolled up into straws—have all sorts of potentially useful properties. Still, while their promise ...

Tue 30 Jun 15 from Phys.org

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New concrete composite can heal itself

In the human body, small wounds are easily treated by the body itself, requiring no further care. For bigger wounds to be healed, the body may need outside assistance. Concrete is like a living ...

Tue 30 Jun 15 from Phys.org

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