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May 26, 2016

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May 26, 2016

Making Some of the World's Most Durable Materials Corrosion-Resistant

May 25, 2016 — Borides are among the hardest and most heat-resistant substances on the planet, but their Achilles' Heel, like so many materials', is that they oxidize at high temperatures. Researchers ... read more

Thermal Modification of Wood and a Complex Study of Its Properties by Magnetic Resonance

May 25, 2016 — Researchers conducted an investigation of various thermally treated wood species from the Central European part of Russia by magnetic resonance methods and revealed important changes in wood ... read more

May 25, 2016 — Scientists are testing the development of solar cells made of solid materials to improve their ability to function under harsh environmental ... read more

Single-Step Hydrogen Peroxide Production Could Be Cleaner, More Efficient

May 24, 2016 — Chemical and biological engineers have uncovered new insight into how the compound hydrogen peroxide decomposes. This advance could inform efficient and cost-effective single-step strategies for ... read more

May 24, 2016 — A group of researchers has developed a method of the consecutive formation of bonds of two butadiene, alkyl groups, and benzene rings by using a cheap nickel catalyst. Using this technique, it has ... read more

May 24, 2016 — Microalgae consist of single cells but are capable of producing everything from food to fuel with the help of tailor-made LED ... read more

May 24, 2016 — A family of compounds known as perovskites, which can be made into thin films with many promising electronic and optical properties, has been a hot research topic in recent years. But although these ... read more

May 23, 2016 — Synthetic proteins based on those found in a variety of squid species' ring teeth may lead the way to self-healing polymers carefully constructed for specific toughness and stretchability that ... read more

Traveling Wave Drives Magnetic Particles

May 23, 2016 — As our technology downsizes, scientists often operate in microscopic-scale jungles, where modern-day explorers develop new methods for transporting microscopic objects of different sizes across non ... read more

New Method to Control Quantum Systems

May 23, 2016 — Researchers have discovered a method to design faster pulses, offering a new way to accurately control quantum ... read more

May 23, 2016 — Light waves might be able to drive future transistors. The electromagnetic waves of light oscillate approximately one million times in a billionth of a second, hence with petahertz frequencies. In ... read more

May 23, 2016 — Scientists have designed an optically active nanosized supercrystal whose novel architecture can help separate organic molecules, thus considerably facilitating the technology of drug ... read more

May 23, 2016 — Researchers have made a discovery that could open the door to cellphone and car batteries that last five times longer than current ones. They discovered new catalyst materials for lithium-air ... read more

May 21, 2016 — Medical researchers used neutron analysis to better understand a protein implicated in the replication of HIV, the retrovirus that causes AIDS. The enzyme, known as HIV-1 protease, is a key drug ... read more

May 21, 2016 — Like the poet, microbes that make methane are taking chemists on a road less traveled: Of two competing ideas for how microbes make the main component of natural gas, the winning chemical reaction ... read more

May 20, 2016 — Electromagnetic effect allows to control magnetic polarization of a material by applying external electric field. Materials with such properties may be used to develop a new generation of ... read more

Graphene Makes Rubber More Rubbery

May 20, 2016 — Adding graphene to thin rubber films can make them stronger and stretchier, researchers have ... read more

Power Up When the Temperature Is Down

May 20, 2016 — Chemists have developed a new synthesis method for organic radical batteries that are re-chargeable and continue to function at below-freezing temperatures. The specific model has greater voltage ... read more

May 20, 2016 — Physicists have demonstrated size quantization of charge carriers, i.e. quantized conductance in nanoscale samples of ... read more

May 19, 2016 — Scientists have demonstrated a method to produce significant amounts of semiconducting nanoparticles for light-emitting displays, sensors, solar panels and biomedical ... read more

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