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February 6, 2016

Jan. 28, 2016 — Getting the interfaces between the two liquids into different shapes unlocks new kinds of behaviors and applications. And thanks to new research, one special kind of emulsion is becoming easier to ... read more

Jan. 27, 2016 — Researchers have solved an apparently overwhelming physics problem involving some truly huge numbers. In summary, the problem asks you to imagine that you have 128 tennis balls, and can arrange them ... read more

Jan. 26, 2016 — With microbial technology, the a research team aims to increase hydrocarbon recovery factor in extraction wells. The Technology of Hydrocarbons Recovery using Microbes uses microorganisms found in ... read more

Increasing Oil's Performance With Crumpled Graphene Balls

Jan. 25, 2016 — Crumpled graphene balls self-disperse in oil to reduce friction and protect engines better than commercial ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — A composite of graphene nanoribbons and epoxy proves effective at de-icing a helicopter blade, report researchers. The new material may be suitable for keeping aircraft, wind turbines and ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — Researchers, through their precise measurement of current fluctuations in quantum liquids in an artificial atom created by nanotechnology, succeeded in elucidating theoretically-predicted behavior of ... read more

Jan. 21, 2016 — Using molecular dynamics simulations, researchers have analyzed the properties of supercritical water. The researchers showed which structure of the hydrogen bond network is formed in different ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — The mechanism for the direct synthesis of H2O2 on palladium cluster catalysts has been revealed, paving the way to design improved catalysts to produce H2O2 to use in place of harmful chlorine, ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — Using a new synthesis procedure, it is now possible to produce the extremely resistant material polyimide in the form of angular particles for the first ... read more

Engineers Invent a Bubble-Pen to Write With Nanoparticles

Jan. 14, 2016 — Researchers have developed a device and technique, called bubble-pen lithography, that can gently and efficiently handle nanoparticles -- the tiny pieces of gold, silicon and other materials used in ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — The year 2016 is an Olympic year. Developments in high-performance swimwear for swimming continue to advance, along with other areas of scientific research. One area of research has focused on which ... read more

What Happens With the Environment When Your Car Moves?

Jan. 13, 2016 — Platinum and palladium salts readily aggregate into various clusters and give rise to a number of metal species upon a contact with water, report researchers. These findings draw attention to ... read more

Jan. 11, 2016 — Combining the properties of liquid crystals and hydrogels in just the right proportions creates the potential for new materials that have the same mechanical properties as soft tissues in the body. A ... read more

Jan. 8, 2016 — Inspired by healing wounds in skin, a new approach protects and heals surfaces using a fluid secretion ... read more

Jan. 8, 2016 — Researchers conduct the first atomic resolution study of perovskites used in next generation solar ... read more

Jan. 7, 2016 — Self-compacting high-performance concrete has till now suffered from one weakness: when exposed to fire it flakes and splits, which reduces its loadbearing capacity. Scientists in Switzerland have ... read more

Jan. 6, 2016 — In an analysis of more than 1,000 chemicals in fluids used in and created by hydraulic fracturing (fracking), researchers found that many of the substances have been linked to reproductive and ... read more

Jan. 6, 2016 — In the quest for sustainable alternative energy and fuel sources, one viable solution may be the conversion of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into liquid fuels, say ... read more

Leaf-Mimicking Device Harnesses Light to Purify Water

Jan. 6, 2016 — For years, scientists have been pursuing ways to imitate a leaf's photosynthetic power to make hydrogen fuel from water and sunlight. In a new twist, a team has come up with another kind of ... read more

Worldwide Electricity Production Vulnerable to Climate and Water Resource Change

Jan. 4, 2016 — Climate change impacts on rivers and streams may substantially reduce electricity production capacity around the world. A new study calls for a greater focus on adaptation efforts in order to ... read more

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