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November 26, 2015

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November 26, 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

Nov. 23, 2015 — The need for low-cost portable devices to measure substances of medical or biological interest (blood sugar levels, for instance) is growing, primarily within the health sector, though also areas ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — Atomic-level imaging of catalysts could help manufacturers lower the cost and improve the performance of emission-free fuel cell ... read more

Nov. 19, 2015 — Both in materials science and in biomedical research it is important to be able to view minute nanostructures. Scientists have developed a new computed tomography method based on scattering of ... 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

Quantum Spin Could Create Unstoppable, One-Dimensional Electron Waves

Nov. 18, 2015 — Scientists have proposed a solution to the subatomic stoppage of electron flow due to defects in materials: a novel way to create a more robust electron wave by binding together the electron's ... read more

Testing New Magnetic Semiconductor Material

Nov. 18, 2015 — A novel magnetic semiconductor material that is an alloy of cobalt, iron, chromium and aluminum in which part of the aluminum was replaced with silicon may help reduce the power needed to store data ... read more

New Discovery Provides New Opportunities for Chips

Nov. 18, 2015 — A new manufacturing method to create three-dimensional nanostructures has been uncovered by scientists. This revolutionary method enables large-scale production of photonic crystals that can capture ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — There's more to the snap, crackle and pop of Rice Krispies than meets the ear. A recent study used the breakfast cereal to discover a new phenomenon in materials science: highly porous, brittle ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — New nanomaterials for dental treatments boast impressive antibacterial, decay-resistant and biomimetic properties. In combination with stem cells, they are even capable of regenerating dental ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — A new resin is replacing the metal ring typically used to prevent cracks from furthering down an elephant’s ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — Chemists have created a new material that combines the flexibility of polymer gels with the rigid structure provided by metal-based clusters. The new gels could be well-suited for a range of possible ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — An extensive study by an interdisciplinary research group suggests that the deformation properties of nanocrystals are not much different from those of Earth's crust. Researchers representing a ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — Scientists are using a class of materials called organometal halide perovskites to build a highly functioning ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — A newly developed, simple, ultrasensitive microRNA sensor holds promise for the design of new diagnostic strategies and, potentially, for the prognosis and treatment of pancreatic and other ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — Scientists are on pace to develop the next generation of functional materials that could enable the mapping of the complex neural connections in the brain. The ultimate goal is to better understand ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — A new type of symmetry operation has the potential to quicken the search for new advanced materials that range from tougher steels to new types of electronic, magnetic, and thermal ... read more

The Unwanted Extras in Your Morning Filter Coffee

Nov. 17, 2015 — New research examines chemical leaching into coffee from filter coffee machines and electric kettles. The alarming results suggest that caffeine consumption is not all we have to worry about in our ... read more

Flexoelectricity Is More Than Moore

Nov. 17, 2015 — The world’s first integrated flexoelectric microelectromechanical system (MEMS) on silicon has been released by scientists in a new ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — A new catalyst material, graphene containing oriented metal nanoparticles, has been discovered for organic reactions in the manufacture of drugs and pesticides. Aside from the material itself, the ... read more

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