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Researchers bring clean energy a step closer

For nearly half a century, scientists have been trying to replace precious metal catalysts in fuel cells. Now, for the first time, researchers at Case Western Reserve University have shown that ...

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Electrochemical 'fingers' unlock battery's inner potential

Lithium-ion batteries unleash electricity as electrochemical reactions spread through active materials. Manipulating this complex process and driving the reactions into the energy-rich heart ...

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Microsoft trims price of Xbox Live Gold membership to $40

The deal scores you $20 off the cost of a 12-month subscription to the service, which offers multiplayer gaming, free games and other benefits.

Thu 26 Feb 15 from CNET

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Combating bacteria via silver-dammar coating

Natural resins obtained from plants to be used as a coating element to enhance durability and anti-rust properties.

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Superatomic nickel core and unusual molecular reactivity

A superatom is a combination of two or more atoms that form a stable structural fragment and possess unique physical and chemical properties. Systems, that contain superatoms, open a number ...

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New Titanium-Making Process Could Result in Lighter Aircraft

A new process could extend the use of titanium for lightweight, more fuel-efficient airplanes.A new process for producing titanium—a metal that's increasingly used in aircraft to reduce weight ...

Wed 25 Feb 15 from MIT Technology Review

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A simple way to make and reconfigure complex emulsions (w/ Video)

MIT researchers have devised a new way to make complex liquid mixtures, known as emulsions, that could have many applications in drug delivery, sensing, cleaning up pollutants, and performing ...

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Silicon micro-funnels increase the efficiency of solar cells

The fovea centralis, or fovea for short, sits in the middle of the Macula lutea (or macula) of the retina, where the slender, funnel-like ocular cones are especially closely packed together. ...

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Researchers enable solar cells to use more sunlight

Scientists of the University of Luxembourg and of the Japanese electronics company TDK report progress in photovoltaic research: they have improved a component that will enable solar cells to ...

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Magnetic nanoparticles enhance performance of solar cells

Magnetic nanoparticles can increase the performance of solar cells made from polymers - provided the mix is right. This is the result of an X-ray study at DESY's synchrotron radiation source ...

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