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Materials that emit rainbows

Mechanochromic luminescent (MCL) materials change their color in response to a change in their environment, like pressure and temperature. To date, most MCL materials only change between two ...

8 hours ago from Phys.org

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New use for paper industry's sludge and fly ash in plastics

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland examined, as part of the EU's Reffibre project, whether new industrial applications could be developed for various types of sludge and fly ash generated ...

8 hours ago from Phys.org

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More efficient production for photoluminescent chemical compounds

Chemical compounds that emit light are used in a variety of different materials, from glow-in-the-dark children's toys to LED lights to light-emitting sensors. As the demand for these compounds ...

9 hours ago from Phys.org

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WSU research advances energy savings for oil, gas industries

A Washington State University research team has improved an important catalytic reaction commonly used in the oil and gas industries. The innovation could lead to dramatic energy savings and ...

2 hours ago from Phys.org

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Bioinspired process makes materials light, robust, programmable at nano- to macro-scale

Researchers at Tufts University's School of Engineering have developed a new bioinspired technique that transforms silk protein into complex materials that are easily programmable at the nano-, ...

4 hours ago from Phys.org

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Fiber-reinforced hydrogel is 5 times stronger than steel

Hydrogels are made of hydrophilic polymer chains that absorb up to 90 percent water. They've shown significant potential in everything from wound dressings to soft robots, but their ...

21 hours ago from Gizmag

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Polymer additive could revolutionize plastics recycling

When Geoffrey Coates, the Tisch University Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, gives a talk about plastics and recycling, he usually opens with this question: What percentage of the ...

Fri 24 Feb 17 from Phys.org

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Nanoparticles of rare metal and light convert carbon dioxide into fuel

Using just light and tiny nanoparticles of the rare metal rhodium, researchers at Duke University have found a way to help turn carbon dioxide into one of the building blocks of many ...

19 hours ago from Gizmag

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Mildred Dresselhaus concludes a phenomenal career in nanoscience

The much loved and highly revered researcher often dubbed the “Queen of Carbon” dies aged 86.

8 hours ago from Nanotechweb

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Borophene Takes Big Step Towards Electronic Devices

First borophene-based heterostructure should guide future work with borophene in nanoelectronic applications

Thu 23 Feb 17 from IEEE Spectrum

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