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February 21, 2017

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February 21, 2017

Feb. 11, 2017 — It’s all about the layers, say scientists. Encapsulating a drug in corn protein nanoparticles and then covering with them milk protein can make children’s medications better tasting and ... read more

Life-Cycle Assessment Study Provides Detailed Look at Decentralized Water Systems

Feb. 2, 2017 — The "decentralized" water system at the Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, which treats all non-potable water on site, contributes to the ... read more

Feb. 2, 2017 — A group of scientists has reported the first experimental observation of a first-order phase transition in a dissipative quantum system. Phase transitions are something we often encounter in everyday ... read more

Spider Silk Demonstrates Spider Man-Like Abilities

Jan. 31, 2017 — Spider silk offers new inspiration for developments in artificial muscle technology. The silk of the Ornithoctonus Huwena spider demonstrates impressive weight-lifting abilities with efficient, ... read more

Jan. 30, 2017 — Oceanographers commonly calculate large scale surface ocean circulation from satellite sea level information using a concept called 'geostrophy', which describes the relationship between ... read more

Jan. 30, 2017 — You've seen Bear Grylls turn foul water into drinking water with little more than sunlight and plastic. Academics added a third element -- carbon-dipped paper -- to create a highly efficient and ... read more

Jan. 30, 2017 — Researchers are working toward a dye synthesis in nothing but water instead of using toxic solvents, by developing a highly efficient and environmentally friendly synthesis for organic ... read more

Jan. 26, 2017 — Low-cost iron hydroxide coatings with unique fin-like shapes can clean heavily contaminated water with a simple dipping ... read more

Jan. 24, 2017 — Researchers have come up with a way of imprinting nanometric patterns on the inside and outside of polymer fibers. These fibers could prove useful in guiding nerve regeneration and producing optical ... read more

Jan. 24, 2017 — For years, B. Ubbo Felderhof has explored the mechanisms fish and microorganisms rely on to propel themselves. He has created mechanical models to support the theory behind the 'swimming' ... read more

New Technique Identifies Micropollutants in New York Waterways

Jan. 23, 2017 — Engineers have developed a new technique to test for a wide range of micropollutants in lakes, rivers and other potable water sources that vastly outperforms conventional methods. The new technique ... read more

Jan. 23, 2017 — Researchers have discovered a new phenomenon of so-called metastability in a liquid phase. This state is common in supercooled liquids, which are liquids that cool below the freezing point without ... read more

Adsorbent That Can Selectively Remove Water Contaminants

Jan. 20, 2017 — A Korean research team has developed water treatment adsorbent that can selectively remove water-soluble micromolecules. It is also cheap, easily synthesized and ... read more

Testing the Water

Jan. 20, 2017 — A new theoretical model reveals how droplets grow around tiny particles on a ... read more

Jan. 20, 2017 — Rapid and cheap on-the-spot diagnoses for diseases such as tuberculosis and cancer are a step closer thanks to a new modular valve for microfluidic ... read more

Composite Material for Water Purification

Jan. 13, 2017 — Fresh, clean water coming directly from the tap is a true luxury. In developing countries, people often have no choice but to use a contaminated river for drinking water. Water filters can help by ... read more

3-D Printing Could Transform Future Membrane Technology

Jan. 12, 2017 — Researchers suggest developments in 3-D printing techniques could open the door to the advancement of membrane ... read more

Jan. 12, 2017 — Copper is an essential element of our society with main uses in the field of electricity and electronics. About 70% of the copper comes from deposits formed several million years ago during events of ... read more

New Method to Remove Nickel from Contaminated Seawater

Jan. 11, 2017 — The same deposit that builds up in many tea kettles or water pipes in areas where calcium-rich water is the norm might be just the (cheap) ticket to rid contaminated seawater of toxic ... read more

Jan. 10, 2017 — Can thermal solar energy be stored until wintertime? Within a European research consortium, scientists have spent four years studying this question by pitting three different techniques against each ... read more

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