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November 24, 2015

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November 24, 2015

Nov. 24, 2015 — A metal-free process has been developed for the rapid synthesis of elusive small-molecule catalysts that promise to speed the making of novel chemicals, including ... read more

Oily Waste With Natural Radionuclides: Stimulates or Inhibits Soil Bacterial Community?

Nov. 23, 2015 — Researchers have revealed both structural and functional changes of the microbial community resistant to and able to decompose oily wastes in soil. The experiment was dedicated to measuring carbon ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — Two new catalysts have been developed as effective treatment of tap water. With these catalysts, researchers intend to eliminate harmful chlorine ... read more

High Durability, Efficiency of 1 Cm2 Size Perovskite Solar Cells

Nov. 13, 2015 — A research group has improved the power conversion efficiency (PCE) of perovskite solar cells to over 16% while employing cells that were greater than 1 cm<sup>2</sup>. The high ... read more

Nov. 12, 2015 — A garnet crystal only one micrometer in diameter was instrumental in physicists creating a route to 'lab-on-a-chip' technology for magnetic resonance, a tool to simplify advanced magnetic ... read more

Nov. 12, 2015 — Polymeric carbon nitride is an organic material with interesting optoelectronic properties. As an inexpensive photocatalyst, it can be used to facilitate water splitting using sunlight. Research has ... read more

Nov. 11, 2015 — Engineers have found an energy-efficient material for removing salt from seawater that could provide a rebuttal to poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge's lament, 'Water, water, every where, nor any ... read more

Nov. 11, 2015 — In the quest for renewable fuels, scientists are taking lessons from a humble bacterium that fills our oceans and covers moist surfaces the world over. Cyanothece 51142, a type of bacteria also ... read more

Nov. 10, 2015 — Under certain conditions a helix-shaped whirlpool of plasma forms around the center of the tokamak. The swirling plasma acts like a dynamo -- a moving fluid that creates electric and magnetic fields. ... read more

Nov. 10, 2015 — A new, onion-like nanoparticle could open new frontiers in biomaging, solar energy harvesting and light-based security ... read more

Nov. 10, 2015 — Scientists develop lithium-ion batteries with clay-based electrolytes for high-temperature ... read more

Sea Urchin Spurs New Ideas for Lightweight Materials

Nov. 10, 2015 — Materials researchers love sea creatures. Mother-of-pearl provokes ideas for smooth surfaces, clams inspire gluey substances, shark's skin is used to develop materials that reduce drag in water, ... read more

Nov. 10, 2015 — When did you make your book entries? When was the settlement signed? When was the will made? These are often very tricky questions to answer and frequently arise in judicial contexts. In fact, the ... read more

Nov. 10, 2015 — Microwave field imaging is becoming increasingly important, as microwaves play an essential role in modern communications technology and can also be used in medical diagnostics. Researchers have now ... read more

Nov. 9, 2015 — Scientists have developed a technique called 'gas adsorption crystallography' that provides a new way to study the process by which metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are able to store immense ... read more

Nov. 9, 2015 — Researchers have successfully predicted the crystal structures of small organic molecules by computational methods without experimental input. The ability to predict crystal structures could enable ... read more

Nov. 9, 2015 — Researchers have devised a technology that can bring true color to infrared imaging systems, like the one the Predator used to track Arnold Schwarzenegger through the jungle. Rather than creating ... read more

Nov. 9, 2015 — Using an artificial Ebola virus model, a medical researchers have demonstrated how a supermolecule -- constituted by 13 fullerenes -- has been able of inhibiting the virus infection by blocking a ... read more

Conducting Gels, from Waste to Wealth

Nov. 9, 2015 — Scientists have demonstrated an innovative way of using a gel to extract precious metals such as silver and gold from waste and convert them into conducting nanoparticles to form a hybrid ... read more

Watching Cement Dry Could Help Dental Fillings Last Longer

Nov. 9, 2015 — Scientists have revealed 'sweet points' for dental fillings, where cement used to fill cracks regain elasticity before hardening indefinitely. This could have implications for creating more ... read more

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