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Catalysis with a light touch

Pairing two catalysts in a single, illuminated reaction flask proves to be a light-bulb moment for organic synthesis.

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Extracting more from wastewater

Fresh water scarcity and energy security are two critical global challenges facing us today. Researchers at KAUST have now created an advanced material that can address both problems simultaneously ...

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Revved-up carbon purifies radioactive water

After the Fukushima nuclear plant accident occurred, hundreds of millions of gallons of radioactive water was left over. That water is still being stored, as no one knows quite what ...

Thu 19 Jan 17 from Gizmag

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Finally! Redheads could be getting their own ginger emoji

Apple has faced criticism in recent years for not introducing a ginger emoji. says it be hosting a Unicode Technical Committee meeting in San Francisco next week to discuss the plans. ...

Fri 20 Jan 17 from Daily Mail

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Scientists develop first catalysed reaction using iron salts

Scientists at the University of Huddersfield have developed a new chemical reaction that is catalysed using simple iron salts an inexpensive, abundant and sustainable alternative to costlier ...

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'Marine repairmen'new research shows limpets are construction workers of the seashore

New research from a beach-roaming biomechanics engineer paints a surprisingly industrious picture of limpetsthe marine snails that are abundantly plastered on rocks at low tide. His work shows ...

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Chemists cook up new nanomaterial and imaging method

A team of chemists led by Northwestern University's William Dichtel has cooked up something big: The scientists created an entirely new type of nanomaterial and watched it form in real timea ...

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Researchers imprint stable, chemically active polymer equivalents of DNA

In a carefully designed polymer, researchers at the Polish Academy of Sciences have imprinted a sequence of a single strand of DNA. The resulting negative remained chemically active and was ...

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Material scientists untangle secrets of strong human hair

For material scientists scouring the natural world for inspiration, there may seem plenty of tougher customers than a human hair. But with a steel-like strength-to-weight ratio and an ...

Wed 18 Jan 17 from Gizmag

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Decontamination of water with a robust and sustainable membrane

Water purification processes usually make use of robust membranes for filtering off contaminants while working at high pressures. Can materials employing water as major component be made strong ...

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