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"World's smallest engine" to power microscopic robots

It is often said that size matters. At the nano-scale level, where a lot of current research is being done, this adage also holds true, and several scientific teams have laid claim to ...

13 hours ago from Gizmag

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Tributes for Nobel Laureate Harry Kroto

The science community pays tribute to Nobel Laureate Sir Harry Kroto, who passed away over the weekend aged 76.

Wed 4 May 16 from BBC News

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Researchers develop 'designer' chemical separation membranes

Researchers from Imperial College London have developed a new synthetic method for producing molecularly designed polymer membranes that has the potential to make chemical separation processes ...

Wed 4 May 16 from

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The art—and science—behind treasured Japanese porcelain

Porcelain connoisseurs have prized the traditional Japanese-style ceramics called akae, typically known for Kakiemon-style ware, for centuries. Its paintings feature a vivid red color against ...

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Preventing another Flint, Mich.; new research could lead to more corrosion-resistant water pipes

With documented public water problems in Flint, Mich., and Hoosick Falls, N.Y., caused by corrosion, understanding how copper is affected at the atomic level is critical to avoiding problems ...

Tue 3 May 16 from

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Mysterious Braided Hair May Belong to Medieval Saint

A braided head of hair found buried beneath a medieval abbey in England has given up some of its secrets, thanks to a scientist's curiosity about the relic, which he first saw when he was a ...

19 hours ago from Livescience

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Mimicking the ingenuity of nature

A clean, climate-friendly energy source that is virtually inexhaustible: This is the promise artificial photosynthesis holds. Chemists from the University of Würzburg have now got one step closer ...

Tue 3 May 16 from

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Chinese company announces development of graphene electronic paper

(—Chinese based Guangzhou OED Technologies (makers of O-paper displays), in collaboration with another unidentified Chinese company has announced that they have developed what they ...

Tue 3 May 16 from

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Researchers develop a method for cross-species comparison of biological surfaces

One thing is obvious: moth's eyes and snake's skin are entirely different. Researchers at Kiel University have taken a closer look, however, and have now brought the supposed 'apples and oranges' ...

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Method stabilizes, enhances phosphorene

Two years ago, Northwestern University's Mark Hersam discovered a way to stabilize exfoliated black phosphorus—or phosphorene—a layered semiconductor that chemically degrades in open air but ...

Mon 2 May 16 from

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