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Atom-thick CCD could capture images: Scientists develop two-dimensional, light-sensitive material

An atomically thin material developed at Rice University may lead to the thinnest-ever imaging platform.

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Explainer: What is 4-D printing?

Additive manufacturing – or 3D printing – is 30 years old this year. Today, it's found not just in industry but in households, as the price of 3D printers has fallen below US$1,000. Knowing ...

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Research pair devise a way to make nylon precursor that is less harmful to the ozone layer

(—A pair of researchers working at National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan, has found a way to make a precursor to the synthetic polymer commonly known as nylon that doesn't cause the ...

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Computational clues into the structure of a promising energy conversion catalyst

Hydrogen fuel is a promising source of clean energy that can be produced by splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen gas. The reaction is difficult but achievable with the help of a catalyst, ...

Thu 18 Dec 14 from

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Milestone achievements in materials science

Researchers from industry and academia talk about key developments in materials science and nanotechnology over the past 25 years and the role of IOP Publishing's journals.

Fri 19 Dec 14 from Nanotechweb

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Research aims to improve rechargeable batteries by focusing on graphene oxide paper

A Kansas State University engineering team has discovered some of graphene oxide's important properties that can improve sodium- and lithium-ion flexible batteries.

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Spider's web weaves way to advanced networks and displays

The next generation of light-manipulating networks may take their lead from designs inspired by spiders and leaves, according to a new report from two Boston College physicists and colleagues ...

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Study identifies metal organic framework candidates for methane storage, fuels hope for natural gas cars

Cars that run on natural gas are touted as efficient and environmentally friendly, but getting enough gas onboard to make them practical is a hurdle. A new study led by researchers at Rice University ...

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Team opens new frontier of vast chemical 'space', makes dozens of new chemical entities

Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have invented a powerful method for joining complex organic molecules that is extraordinarily robust and can be used to make pharmaceuticals, ...

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Engineers use liquid drops to make solids stiffer

(—Engineers at Yale University have discovered that the stiffness of liquid drops embedded in solids has something in common with Goldilocks: While large drops of liquids are softer ...

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