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Sun-soaking device turns water into superheated steam

MIT engineers have built a device that soaks up enough heat from the sun to boil water and produce "superheated" steam hotter than 100 degrees Celsius, without any expensive optics.

11 hours ago from TechXplore

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Artificial mother-of-pearl could give carbon fiber a run for its money

Also known as nacre, mother of pearl is the hard iridescent coating found on the outside of pearls, and the inside of certain mollusc's shells. It's one of nature's hardest, stiffest, ...

4 hours ago from Gizmag

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Chemical engineers develop new theory to build improved nanomaterials

Thanks in part to their distinct electronic, optical and chemical properties, nanomaterials are utilized in an array of diverse applications from chemical production to medicine and light-emitting ...

10 hours ago from Phys.org

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Biomimetic strategy leads to strong, recyclable rubber

Inspired by nature, Chinese scientists have produced a synthetic analogue to vulcanized natural rubber. Their material is just as tough and durable as the original. In the journal Angewandte ...

Mon 10 Dec 18 from Phys.org

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Nanoglue can make composites several times tougher during dynamic loading

In a discovery that could pave the way for new materials and applications, materials scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have found that oscillating loads at certain frequencies can ...

Mon 10 Dec 18 from Phys.org

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Perovskite solar cells: cheaper production and high efficiency

A team of chemists and physicists is offering a novel approach for the selective layer formation in perovskite solar cells. The molecule assembles itself into a monolayer, which can cover a ...

9 hours ago from ScienceDaily

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Green production of chemicals for industry

Industry consumes large quantities of crude oil to produce basic substances for drugs, cosmetics, plastics, or food. However, these processes consume a lot of energy and produce waste. Biological ...

10 hours ago from ScienceDaily

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Watch: a gecko runs on water

Reptile strategy could inspire swimming robot design. Nick Carne reports.

Sun 9 Dec 18 from Cosmos Magazine

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New organic plastic material allows electronics to function at extreme temperatures without sacrificing performance

From iPhones on Earth to rovers on Mars, most electronics only function within a certain temperature range. By blending two organic materials together, researchers at Purdue University could ...

Thu 6 Dec 18 from Phys.org

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Two-dimensional materials skip the energy barrier by growing one row at a time

A new collaborative study led by a research team at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Washington could ...

Fri 7 Dec 18 from Phys.org

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