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Tick "cement" as a potential bioadhesive for human tissue

Ticks are well known for their ability to anchor themselves firmly to the skin, so that they can suck blood for several days. This anchoring mechanism is so effective because it is based on ...

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Researchers develop controlled delivery of particles via fluid flow

Capitalizing on previous studies in self-powered chemo-mechanical movement, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering and Penn State University's Department ...

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Liquid metal nano printing set to revolutionize electronics

A new technique using liquid metals to create integrated circuits that are just atoms thick could lead to the next big advance for electronics.

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Blue light allows for making carbon-nitrogen bonds without 'energetically unfavorable' reactions

( team of researchers at Princeton University and a Bristol-Myers Squibb associate have developed a means for creating reactive ammonium radical cations using flashes of blue light. ...

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There and back again: Catalyst mediates energy-efficient proton transport for reversibility

A complex with a proton pathway and stabilized by outer coordination sphere interactions is reversible for hydrogen production/oxidation at room temperature and pressure, researchers have found. ...

Sat 18 Feb 17 from ScienceDaily

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NIST quest for climate-friendly refrigerants finds complicated choices

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have just completed a multiyear study to identify the "best" candidates for future use as air conditioning refrigerants that ...

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Dangerous spider spins deadly-strong silk

The American brown recluse spider is already known for being one of the most venomous arachnids on the planet. It turns out, however, that the spider also has unusually strong silk ...

Fri 17 Feb 17 from Gizmag

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Five ways nanoscience is making science fiction into fact

Russian author Boris Zhitkov wrote the 1931 short story Microhands, in which the narrator creates miniature hands to carry out intricate surgeries. And while that was nearly 100 years ago, the ...

Thu 16 Feb 17 from Medical Xpress

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Five of the most explosive non-nuclear chemicals ever made

A chemistry department at a British university was recently evacuated after a student made the known explosive, TATP.

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