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Startup scales up graphene production, develops biosensors and supercapacitors

An official of a materials technology and manufacturing startup based on a Purdue University innovation says his company is addressing the challenge of scaling graphene production for commercial ...

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A more efficient, lightweight and low-cost organic solar cell

For decades, polymer scientists and synthetic chemists working to improve the power conversion efficiency of organic solar cells were hampered by the inherent drawbacks of commonly used metal ...

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Artificial 'beaks' that collect water from fog: A drought solution?

From the most parched areas of Saudi Arabia to water-scarce areas of the western U.S., the idea of harvesting fog for water is catching on. Now, a novel approach to this process could help meet ...

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Stonehenge's most intricate archaeological finds were probably made by children

Some of the most high-status pieces of prehistoric "bling", prized by Stonehenge's Bronze Age social elite, are likely to have been made by children, according to new research.

Wed 17 Sep 14 from The Independent

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Using solar energy to turn raw materials into ingredients for everyday life

( —Just about everything we touch in the course of a day - car, phone, computer, fridge, detergent - even medicines, rely on the chemical industry to turn raw materials such as petroleum ...

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Research team aims to improve plant-based battery with neutrons, simulation

( —When Orlando Rios first started analyzing samples of carbon fibers made from a woody plant polymer known as lignin, he noticed something unusual. The material's microstructure—a ...

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Nanoribbon film keeps glass ice-free: Team refines deicing film that allows radio frequencies to pass

Rice University scientists who created a deicing film for radar domes have now refined the technology to work as a transparent coating for glass.

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Advanced molecular 'sieves' could be used for carbon capture

( —Researchers from the University of Cambridge have developed advanced molecular 'sieves' which could be used to filter carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.

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Scientists refine formula for nanotube types

( —Many a great idea springs from talks over a cup of coffee. But it's rare and wonderful when a revelation comes from the cup itself.

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Scientists control surface tension to manipulate liquid metals (w/ Video)

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique for controlling the surface tension of liquid metals by applying very low voltages, opening the door to a new generation ...

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