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September 29, 2016

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September 29, 2016

Sep. 22, 2016 — A device for the rapid analysis of liquids on the content of hazardous substances - such as heavy metals - has been developed by researchers, who have used a method based on polymer optodes, very ... read more

Direct Observation of Graphene Decoupling on Cu(111)

Sep. 19, 2016 — A recent quantum mechanical study of graphene has elucidated the intercalation mechanism and pathways for graphene decoupling from the copper ... read more

Sep. 13, 2016 — Scientists have made an important breakthrough which could lead to the design of better fuel cells. They demonstrate how they synthesized nanometer-sized cage molecules that can be used to transport ... read more

Visualizing Vortices

Sep. 13, 2016 — Previously too complex to tackle, computer simulations can now show how elliptical vortex rings form, say scientists. Understanding how smoke rings form and dissipate could lead to technology ... read more

Sep. 13, 2016 — Water can serve a previously undiscovered role to help micelles coalesce to spontaneously form long fibers, new research shows. This study could help scientists to understand how light-harvesting ... read more

Manipulation of Liquid Crystals Could Help Control Drug-Delivery Process

Sep. 12, 2016 — A group of scientists has found a way to exploit the ability of liquid crystals to flow like a liquid, but display the orderly molecular structure of a crystalline ... read more

Sep. 8, 2016 — A new spray-on material with a remarkable ability to repel water has been developed by researchers. The new protective coating could eventually be used to waterproof mobile phones, prevent ice from ... read more

Sep. 7, 2016 — Industrial interest is expected in a vehicular fuel cell membrane able to excrete protons at the most effective temperature ranges, allowing electrons to form an unimpeded electric ... read more

Sep. 7, 2016 — Researchers have discovered how to create the smallest ever water and gas pipes that are only one atom in ... read more

Sep. 7, 2016 — How metals can be used depends particularly on the characteristics of their surfaces. A research team has discovered how they can change the surface properties without affecting the mechanical ... read more

New Sensor Could Help Fight Deadly Bacterial Infections

Sep. 6, 2016 — Scientists have built a new sensor that can detect the potentially deadly E.coli bacteria in 15-20 minutes, much faster than traditional lab ... read more

Sep. 5, 2016 — Researchers analyzing the genomes of microorganisms living in shale oil and gas wells have found evidence of sustainable ecosystems taking hold there -- populated in part by a never-before-seen genus ... read more

Sep. 6, 2016 — A novel, low-cost solar thermal energy conversion system has been developed that can easily generate steam from sunlight. The solar conversion system can help make technologies that rely on steam, ... read more

Sep. 2, 2016 — Blowing bubbles underneath a ship’s hull, causes them to be pushed against the surface. In the surface layer between the ship and water, these air bubbles cause less friction: it’s also known as ... read more

Aug. 31, 2016 — Scientists can now directly probe a previously hard-to-see layer of chemistry thanks to a unique X-ray toolkit. A key breakthrough enabling the latest experiment was in tailoring "tender" ... read more

Aug. 31, 2016 — Polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) form an important class of molecules, which can be regarded as small graphene species and which play a prominent role in the development of organic electronics. ... read more

Quest to Find the 'Missing Physics' at Play in Landslides

Aug. 30, 2016 — A recent discovery in the study of landslides, using annular shear cell measurements of granular flows, confirms that two flow regimes -- an 'elastic regime' and an 'inertial ... read more

Simple Equation Predicts Force Needed to Push Objects Through Sand

Aug. 29, 2016 — For those of you who take sandcastle building very seriously, listen up: engineers now say you can trust a very simple equation to calculate the force required to push a shovel -- and any other ... read more

Aug. 29, 2016 — New research shows that a nanometer-thin layer of water between two charged surfaces exhibits ice-like tendencies that allow it to withstand pressures of hundreds of atmospheres. The discovery could ... read more

Saving Irrigation Water With Superabsorbent Polymers

Aug. 25, 2016 — Soil conditioners called superabsorbent polymers have the potential to reduce irrigation needs for agricultural crops by storing water and nutrients and then releasing them in drought conditions, ... read more

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