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Apr. 19, 2017 — The characteristics of human skin are heavily dependent on the hydration of the tissue -- in simple terms, the water content. This also changes its interaction with textiles. Up to now, it has only ... read more

New Breed of Supermolecule 'Hunts Down' Harmful Drugs and Removes Them from Water

Apr. 10, 2017 — Researchers have found an effective, environmentally friendly way to monitor and remove pharmaceuticals from ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — What chemical processes in space could have created the building blocks of life is being researched by chemists. In their experiments, the scientists are simulating the conditions in space to ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — Water is made of oxygen and hydrogen, and splitting water molecules to produce hydrogen for fuel is a promising path for alternative energy. One of the main obstacles to making hydrogen production a ... read more

Apr. 5, 2017 — The distrution of a radioactive Thorium isotope is important in multiple aspects of oceanograpy. Now one researcher has revisited the issue on processes influencing the distribution in the water ... read more

A Self-Healing, Water-Repellant Coating That's Ultra Durable

Apr. 4, 2017 — A self-healing, water-repellent, spray-on coating is hundreds of times more durable than its counterparts, report researchers in a new ... read more

Apr. 4, 2017 — Viscous fingering occurs in porous media where fluids of differing viscosity converge in finger-shaped patterns as a result of growing disturbances at the interface. Such instabilities are ... read more

Apr. 4, 2017 — Taking a cue from the Marvel Universe, researchers report that they have developed a self-healing polymeric material with an eye toward electronics and soft robotics that can repair themselves. The ... read more

Apr. 4, 2017 — A new system that uses bacteria to turn non-potable water into drinking water will be tested next week in West Vancouver prior to being installed in remote communities in Canada and ... read more

Apr. 3, 2017 — Graphene-oxide membranes have attracted considerable attention as promising candidates for new filtration technologies. Now the much sought-after development of making membranes capable of sieving ... read more

Apr. 3, 2017 — Engineers have developed a technology to cool hotspots in high-performance electronics using the same physical phenomenon that cleans the wings of ... read more

Apr. 1, 2017 — Producing and distributing hydrogen peroxide is a challenge in many parts of the world. Now scientists have created a small device for hydrogen peroxide production that could be powered by renewable ... read more

Mar. 31, 2017 — Aerosols are collections of fine particles, either biological or of other types, in suspension in a gaseous medium. They play a major role in cloud formation and therefore have a strong impact on ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — Using five ingredients — silicon, boron, carbon, nitrogen and hydrogen — an engineer has created a liquid polymer that can transform into a ceramic with valuable thermal, optical and electronic ... read more

Mar. 29, 2017 — Enhanced single-walled carbon nanotubes offer a more effective and sustainable approach to water treatment and remediation than the standard industry materials--silicon gels and activated ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — Using sunlight to drive chemical reactions, such as artificial photosynthesis, could soon become much more efficient thanks to ... read more

Mar. 28, 2017 — Researchers are experimenting with reducing drag on trucks with electric wind devices that mimic the way vortex generators increase lift on airplane ... read more

New Insight Into Superfluids Reveals a Storm at the Surface

Mar. 28, 2017 — Superfluid helium has a boundary layer, turning a century of understanding on its head, mathematicians have shown for the first ... read more

Mar. 27, 2017 — When it comes to creating new materials, single crystals play an important role in presenting a clearer picture of a material’s intrinsic properties. A typical material will be comprised of lots of ... read more

How Graphene Could Cool Smartphone, Computer and Other Electronics Chips

Mar. 27, 2017 — With graphene, researchers have discovered a powerful way to cool tiny chips – key components of electronic devices with billions of transistors ... read more

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