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The behavior of water—scientists find new properties of H2O

A team of scientists has uncovered new molecular properties of water—a discovery of a phenomenon that had previously gone unnoticed.

Mon 13 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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France to set penalities on non-recycled plastic next year

France plans to introduce a penalty system next year that would increase the costs of consumer goods with packaging made of non-recycled plastic, part of a pledge to use only recycled plastic ...

Sun 12 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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Biomimetic micro/nanoscale fiber reinforced composites

Over hundreds of millions of years of evolution, nature has produced a myriad of biological materials that serve either as skeletons or as defensive or offensive weapons. Although these natural ...

Mon 13 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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Scientists design material that can store energy like an eagle's grip

What do a flea and an eagle have in common? They can store energy in their feet without having to continuously contract their muscles to then jump high or hold on to prey. Now scientists at ...

Thu 9 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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Scientists 'squeeze' nanocrystals in a liquid droplet into a solid-like state – and back again

A team led by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) found a way to make a liquid-like state behave more like a solid, and then to ...

Wed 8 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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Army's new 3-D printed shape-shifting soft robots crawl, jump, grab

New 3-D printed robotic structures can squeeze in tight spaces like a crack in the wall of a cave, jump over trip wire or crawl under a vehicle—all complex Army-relevant functions impossible ...

Wed 8 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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World's fastest 3-D tomographic images reported at BESSY II

An HZB team has developed an ingenious precision rotary table at the EDDI beamline at BESSY II and combined it with particularly fast optics. This enabled them to document the formation of pores ...

Thu 9 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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More farmers take to organic farming

Tamil Nadu Organic Certification Department has certified 30,207 acres so far

Tue 7 Aug 18 from The Hindu

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Stochasticity–inherent fluctuations in materials merit exploration

Scientists and engineers who work with materials – metals, polymers, ceramics, composites, and glasses – know that at some scale, predictive ability breaks down amid the fluctuations known as ...

Thu 2 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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Questioning conventional understanding of antifreeze proteins

Scientists have discovered that an ice-binding protein (fcIBP) from sea ice microalga does not fit in the conventional classification of ice-binding proteins, suggesting unknown mechanisms behind ...

Thu 2 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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