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Researchers develop treated surfaces that can actively control how fluids or particles move (w/ Video)

Researchers at MIT and in Saudi Arabia have developed a new way of making surfaces that can actively control how fluids or particles move across them. The work might enable new kinds of biomedical ...

19 hours ago from Phys.org

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Chemists create nanofibers using unprecedented new method

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have developed a novel method for creating self-assembled protein/polymer nanostructures that are reminiscent of fibers found in living cells. The ...

Thu 31 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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Chemists demonstrate 'bricks-and-mortar' assembly of new molecular structures

Chemists at Indiana University Bloomington have described the self-assembly of large, symmetrical molecules in bricks-and-mortar fashion, a development with potential value for the field of ...

Thu 31 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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Nanostructured metal-oxide catalyst efficiently converts CO2 to methanol (w/ Video)

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have discovered a new catalytic system for converting carbon dioxide (CO2) to methanol-a key commodity used ...

Thu 31 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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NIST corrosion lab tests suggest need for underground gas tank retrofits

A hidden hazard lurks beneath many of the roughly 156,000 gas stations across the United States.

Wed 30 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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Free pores for molecule transport

Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) can take up gases similar to a sponge that soaks up liquids. Hence, these highly porous materials are suited for storing hydrogen or greenhouse gases. However, ...

Thu 31 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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Privileged strategies for direct transformations of inert aliphatic carbon-hydrogen bonds

Functional group transformations are central to organic synthesis. Traditionally, the functionalities used in such transformations are highly active organic groups such as halogens, ester groups ...

Thu 31 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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New catalyst converts carbon dioxide to fuel

Scientists from the University of Illinois at Chicago have synthesized a catalyst that improves their system for converting waste carbon dioxide into syngas, a precursor of gasoline and other ...

Wed 30 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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Scientists develop pioneering new spray-on solar cells

(Phys.org) A team of scientists at the University of Sheffield are the first to fabricate perovskite solar cells using a spray-painting process a discovery that could help cut the cost of ...

18 hours ago from Phys.org

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A new way to make microstructured surfaces

A team of researchers has created a new way of manufacturing microstructured surfaces that have novel three-dimensional textures. These surfaces, made by self-assembly of carbon nanotubes, could ...

Wed 30 Jul 14 from Phys.org

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