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Active, biodegradable packaging for oily products

The BIOMAT research group has developed a single-layer, biodegradable container from agro-industrial by-products suitable for both liquid and solid oily products.

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Microrockets fueled by water neutralize chemical and biological warfare agents

With fears growing over chemical and biological weapons falling into the wrong hands, scientists are developing microrockets to fight back against these dangerous agents, should the need arise. ...

Wed 29 Oct 14 from

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Could copper prevent spread of Ebola?

Research from the University of Southampton has indicated that copper could help to prevent the spread of Ebola.

9 hours ago from HealthCanal

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The mystery of why Ag-Rh alloy nanoparticles have a similar property to Pd

A research team at the National Institute for Materials Science has made the first observation of the electronic structure in silver-rhodium (Ag-Rh) alloy nanoparticles to investigate why the ...

Wed 29 Oct 14 from

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Figuring out how we get the nitrogen we need

( —Nitrogen is an essential component of all living systems, playing important roles in everything from proteins and nucleic acids to vitamins. It is the most abundant element in Earth's ...

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Researchers improve thermal conductivity of common plastic by adding graphene coating

( —A team of engineering and physics researchers with members from the U.S., the U.K. and the Republic of Muldova has found that covering a common type of plastic with a graphene coating ...

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Fraunhofer develops economical process for micro energy harvesting

The trend toward energy self-sufficient probes and ever smaller mobile electronics systems continues unabated. They are used, for example, to monitor the status of the engines on airplanes, ...

Mon 27 Oct 14 from

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Empa invents chemical computer faster than a satnav

If you're going out for pizza in Budapest, which would you choose to get you there; a smartphone with GPS or a drop of gel on a little maze? A team of scientists from Switzerland, Hungary, Japan ...

Tue 28 Oct 14 from Gizmag

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Greener ship propellers

A Norwegian invention is reducing by a third the energy that foundries need to manufacture ship propeller blades.

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