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Solar-powered synthetic skin could give prostheses a sense of touch

For years Ravinder Dahiya has been developing thin and flexible electronics, the kind that could be used for synthetic skin, and for years the material scientist has wrestled with various ...

Thu 23 Mar 17 from Gizmag

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Citrus peels could give activated charcoal a run for its money

There may be a new way of keeping orange and grapefruit peels out of our landfills besides composting them, that is. Researchers have devised a method of using the peels to remove ...

Fri 24 Mar 17 from Gizmag

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Electrodeposition and annealing used to allow for adjusting hardness in nanograined metals

(Phys.org)A team of researchers from China and France have adjusted the hardness of nanograined metals by applying electrodeposition and annealing. In their paper published in the journal Science, ...

Fri 24 Mar 17 from Phys.org

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Artificial photosynthesis steps into the light

Rice University scientists have created an efficient, simple-to-manufacture oxygen-evolution catalyst that pairs well with semiconductors for solar water splitting, the conversion of solar energy ...

Thu 23 Mar 17 from Phys.org

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Heavy metal binding domain in a cysteine-rich protein may be sea snail adaptation to metal stress

A special type of small sulfur-rich protein, metallothioneins, have an extraordinary capability for binding heavy metals. An international team of scientists has now discovered that the marine ...

Fri 24 Mar 17 from Phys.org

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Researchers grow a versatile diamond foil in a test reactor

Friedrich-Alexander Universitt Erlangen Nrnberg (FAU) researchers have come a step closer to their goal of providing large diamond foils for practical applications. In a test reactor, they ...

Fri 24 Mar 17 from Phys.org

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Under Armour Unveils 3D Printed ArchiTech Futurist Sneaker

3D printing can be used for all kinds of things, and as we have seen in the past, the idea of using it to 3D print perfectly-fitting shoes has been floated before, which is why it doesnt really ...

Fri 24 Mar 17 from Ubergizmo

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Team refines filters for greener natural gas

Natural gas producers want to draw all the methane they can from a well while sequestering as much carbon dioxide as possible, and could use filters that optimize either carbon capture or methane ...

Thu 23 Mar 17 from Phys.org

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Chemists ID catalytic 'key' for converting CO2 to methanol

Capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) and converting it to useful chemicals such as methanol could reduce both pollution and our dependence on petroleum products. So scientists are intensely interested ...

Thu 23 Mar 17 from Phys.org

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Promising results obtained with a new electrocatalyst that reduces the need for platinum

Platinum is a very expensive metal and it is therefore one of the bottlenecks hindering the growth of renewable energy. Platinum is used as the catalyst in electrolysers that store electric ...

Thu 23 Mar 17 from Phys.org

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