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Why whisky tastes better with a wee drop of water

For many people, adding anything to a single malt whisky is close to sacrilege, but it's generally acknowledged that adding a drop or two of water to lesser blends enhances the flavor. ...

19 hours ago from Gizmag

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Discovery could lead to new catalyst design to reduce nitrogen oxides in diesel exhaust

Researchers have discovered a new reaction mechanism that could be used to improve catalyst designs for pollution control systems to further reduce emissions of smog-causing nitrogen oxides ...

Thu 17 Aug 17 from

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Slippery liquid surfaces confuse mussels

It all began with a bet at a conference in Italy in 2013. Nicolas Vogel, Ph.D., then a postdoctoral fellow in Joanna Aizenberg's lab at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering ...

Thu 17 Aug 17 from

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Watching quasicrystals form

Scientists have for the first time seen quasicrystals forming in nanoparticles.

Thu 17 Aug 17 from Cosmos Magazine

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Microsoft's Surface app shows accessory battery levels

Microsoft's Surface ecosystem now includes a lot of Bluetooth peripherals, including the Surface Keyboard, Surface Mouse, Surface Pen, Surface Dial, Surface Arc Mouse and others. ...

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Engadget

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The biometrics of sports successit's all in the hands

Take a minute to look at your hands and pay special attention to the difference in length between your index finger and ring finger. This is your digit ratio.

Fri 18 Aug 17 from Medical Xpress

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Fizzy soda water could be key to clean manufacture of flat wonder material: graphene

Whether you call it effervescent, fizzy, or sparkling, carbonated water is making a comeback as a beverage. Aside from quenching thirst, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ...

Thu 17 Aug 17 from

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Candy cane supercapacitor could enable fast charging of mobile phones

Supercapacitors promise recharging of phones and other devices in seconds and minutes as opposed to hours for batteries. But current technologies are not usually flexible, have insufficient ...

Wed 16 Aug 17 from

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Zinc-air batteries: Three-stage method could revolutionise rechargeability

University of Sydney researchers have found a solution for one of the biggest stumbling blocks preventing zinc-air batteries from overtaking conventional lithium-ion batteries as the power source ...

Tue 15 Aug 17 from TechXplore

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Freeze-dried foam sponges up CO2 from the air

Researchers at Rice University have developed a new material that could be used to capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Made from hexagonal-boron nitride (h-BN) and polyvinyl ...

Wed 16 Aug 17 from Gizmag

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