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July 26, 2016

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July 26, 2016

July 12, 2016 — One scientist would like to put sand into your computer. Not beach sand, but silicon dioxide nanoparticles coated with a high dielectric constant polymer to inexpensively provide improved cooling for ... read more

July 11, 2016 — Graphene, a two-dimensional wonder-material composed of a single layer of carbon atoms linked in a hexagonal chicken-wire pattern, has attracted intense interest for its phenomenal ability to conduct ... read more

July 7, 2016 — Researchers have demonstrated doping-induced tunable wetting and adhesion of graphene, revealing new and unique opportunities for advanced coating materials and transducers. The study suggests that ... read more

July 7, 2016 — Removing oxygen atoms is vital to turning biomass into biofuels. Scientists discovered how water interferes with two oxygen-removal paths by creating a highly stable intermediate that costs energy to ... read more

July 7, 2016 — Scientists have invented a new type of nanofilter that could reduce the energy needed to treat wastewater by up to five times. This breakthrough technology took about two years to develop and is now ... read more

July 5, 2016 — Researchers are exploring whether surfaces can shed dirt without being subjected to fragile ... read more

Fluctuating Liquid Structure Induces Ultrabroad Infrared Absorption: The Hydrated Proton on Ultrafast Time Scales

July 5, 2016 — The elusive infrared absorption continuum of protons in aqueous environment has been topic of intense controversial debate since half a century. Scientists now show for the case of the Zundel cation ... read more

How Water Gets Its Exceptional Properties

July 5, 2016 — Water is liquid at room temperature – astounding for such a small molecule. Insights into the causes are provided by a new simulation method, which has its origins in brain ... read more

Role Played by Solvents at Extreme Pressure

June 30, 2016 — Researchers investigated the behavior of the small molecule TMAO in water from normal conditions up to ten kilobars. Experiment and simulation showed that some bands in the infrared spectrum shift to ... read more

June 29, 2016 — Scientists have discovered a robust surface whose adhesive and wetting properties can be switched using ... read more

June 29, 2016 — The spreading of mixable liquids into 'droplet hats' was observed for the first time, which could lead to insight into improving strategies for cleaning animals affected by oil ... read more

June 28, 2016 — Scientists know how a liquid metal technique selectively removes elements from a block of well-mixed metals and creates intricate ... read more

Simple Preparation for Affordable Solar Energy Storage

June 28, 2016 — A simple process made an electrode that absorbs sunlight and produces oxygen on tiny cobalt islands on a silicon ... read more

Researchers Discover a New Method to Boost Oil Recovery

June 27, 2016 — As oil producers struggle to adapt to lower prices, getting as much oil as possible out of every well has become even more important, despite concerns from nearby residents that some chemicals used ... read more

June 27, 2016 — A hydrogen-fuel economy could finally become a reality with the recent discovery of a cheap, stable and efficient means of getting hydrogen from ... read more

June 27, 2016 — Researchers have found a way to create the perfect texture inside plastic bottles to let soap products flow freely. The technique involves lining a plastic bottle with microscopic y-shaped structures ... read more

June 27, 2016 — Planetary scientists have discovered pieces of opal in a meteorite found in Antarctica, a result that demonstrates that meteorites delivered water ice to asteroids early in the history of the solar ... read more

June 24, 2016 — Scientists have developed a revolutionary emissions abatement system that removes pollutants from exhaust gas to help the international shipping industry meet ambitious emissions ... read more

June 23, 2016 — Researchers have reported a new technique to determine the chemical composition of materials using near-infrared light. The work could have a number of potential applications, including improving ... read more

Engineers Develop New, Low-Cost Way to Capture Carbon

June 22, 2016 — A research team reports an unconventional reversible chemical reaction in a confined nanoenvironment. The discovery, a milestone in clarifying the scientific underpinnings of moisture-swing chemical ... read more

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