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Paint Pigment Transformed to Work Wonders

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April 4, 2013
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Titanium oxide, a chemical used as a pigment in paint and plastics, could also hold the secret to cleaner water and longer-lasting batteries. A scientist in Singapore has discovered that by manipulating its structure, the commonly-found chemical takes on extraordinary properties.


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UK Building Heats Up the Sidewalk

UK Building Heats Up the Sidewalk

AP (Sep. 4, 2013) — Developers of an unfinished skyscraper in London say they are investigating the way the building reflects sunlight, after claims that the intense glare heats parts of the pavement below, causing shop carpets to scorch and paint work to blister.
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Ecological and Political Fears Cloud Poland's Shale Gas Hopes

Ecological and Political Fears Cloud Poland's Shale Gas Hopes

France 24 (July 3, 2013) — Over the past ten years, the US success in extracting gas from shale rock deep underground has transformed its energy landscape. Several countries in Europe, including France and Poland, are believed to have huge reserves too. American geologists initially said Poland could be sitting on enough gas to supply domestic need for 300 years, sparking a "gas rush". But only six wells have been hydraulically fractured so far and geologists fear their initial calculations may have been too optimistic.
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Engineering Student Hits Top Score With Homemade Pinball Machine

Engineering Student Hits Top Score With Homemade Pinball Machine

Reuters (Dec. 21, 2012) — A 21-year-old student has transformed tens of thousands of K'Nex pieces, a toy construction system, into a full-sized, working pinball machine. Andrew Locke says he was motivated by a love to build, the same obsession that has inspired him to pursue a career in engineering.
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UK Lifts Shale Gas Ban

UK Lifts Shale Gas Ban

Reuters (Dec. 13, 2012) — Britain has lifted its ban on shale gas exploration as it aims to become a European leader in a sector that has transformed the US energy market.
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