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Supersonic bullets test graphene's strength

Carbon sheet is eight to 10 times better than steel.

8 hours ago from Nanotechweb

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Blu-ray patterns improve solar cells

Quasi-random nanostructured patterns allow devices to absorb more sunlight.

8 hours ago from Nanotechweb

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Engineers create 'superomniphobic' texture capable of repelling all liquids

(Phys.org) —A pair of researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has created the first surface texture that can repel all liquids, no matter what material ...

Thu 27 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Protons penetrate graphene

Although theory suggests graphene is impermeable to protons, recent experiments show proton conductance of a single layer may be high.

Thu 27 Nov 14 from Nanotechweb

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New material makes water and oil roll off

Car finish, to which no dirt particles adhere, house fronts, from which graffiti paints roll off, and shoes that remain clean on muddy paths – the material "fluoropore" might make all this possible. ...

16 hours ago from Phys.org

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Single-atom gold catalysts may offer path to low-cost production of fuel and chemicals

New catalysts designed and investigated by Tufts University School of Engineering researchers and collaborators from other university and national laboratories have the potential to greatly ...

Thu 27 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Paperthin Sheet Gives Light, Needs Purpose

Lightpaper looks like a tear in reality, or a handheld computer glitch. Rohinni, a technology company with roots in both Idaho and Austin, Texas, created a paper-thin…

11 hours ago from Popular Science

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New antimicrobial edible films that increase the lifespan of cheese

Researchers at the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) have developed new coatings to apply to soft cheese. These coatings are totally edible and have an antimicrobial capacity, which ...

Thu 27 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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Copper on the brain at rest: proper copper levels essential to spontaneous neural activity

In recent years it has been established that copper plays an essential role in the health of the human brain. Improper copper oxidation has been linked to several neurological disorders including ...

Wed 26 Nov 14 from Medical Xpress

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Shaping the future of energy storage with conductive clay

In the race to find materials of ever increasing thinness, surface area and conductivity to make better performing battery electrodes, a lump of clay might have just taken the lead. Materials ...

Wed 26 Nov 14 from Phys.org

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