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Researchers invent 'perfect' soap molecule that is better for the environment

A team of researchers, led by the University of Minnesota, has invented a new soap molecule made from renewable sources that could dramatically reduce the number of chemicals in cleaning products ...

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Gold-Plating a Drone Is Officially the Worst Idea

Letís be perfectly clear on this. Gold-plating anything, be it a phone, or a toilet, or a smartwatch, is a terrible and tacky idea. But gold-plating a drone is even worse, and it has nothing ...

13 hours ago from Gizmodo

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Univeristy at Buffalo to build one-of-a-kind advanced materials data research lab

Scientists are using supercomputers and other technologies to create ever-growing libraries of data on the properties of metals, polymers, ceramics and other materials.

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Splitting disulphide bonds in water is more complicated than previously thought

From a chemical perspective, splitting disulphide bonds under tensile stress is a substantially more complicated process than previously assumed. A team headed by Prof Dr Dominik Marx from Ruhr-Universitšt ...

Tue 25 Oct 16 from

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Scientists say boron nitride-graphene hybrid may be right for next-gen green cars

Layers of graphene separated by nanotube pillars of boron nitride may be a suitable material to store hydrogen fuel in cars, according to Rice University scientists.

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Watch Clive Owen play tug of war with a helicopter in Neill Blomkampís BMW short

Iím a huge fan of Neill Blomkampís films: District 9, Elysium, and Chappie, and I was eagerly awaiting his take on the Alien franchise before it got delayed. Now, heís partnered up ...

Sun 23 Oct 16 from The Verge

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Energy-generating floorboard lights up 35 LEDs with one footstep

A cheap and biodegradable material made from wood pulp can turn footsteps into electricity Ė a useful complement to renewables like solar

16 hours ago from Newscientist

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Superomniphobic tape adheres to any surface

Arun Kota, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Colorado State University, has made a superomniphobic tape that, when adhered to any surface, gives the surface liquid-repelling properties. ...

Thu 20 Oct 16 from

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Non-metal catalyst splits hydrogen molecule

Hydrogen (H2) is an extremely simple molecule and yet a valuable raw material which as a result of the development of sophisticated catalysts is becoming more and more important. In industry ...

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Self-assembly of photoresponsive polymer brushes to realize advanced surfaces

Polymer surface coatings are important in numerous applications for producing surfaces with desired properties such as wettability, low friction, and biocompatibility. Surfaces are usually modified ...

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