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Life's building blocks observed in spacelike environment

Where do the molecules required for life originate? It may be that small organic molecules first appeared on earth and were later combined into larger molecules, such as proteins and carbohydrates. ...

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Perking up and crimping the 'bristles' of polyelectrolyte brushes

If the bristles of a brush abruptly collapsed into wads of noodles, the brush would, of course, become useless. When it's a micron-scale brush called a "polyelectrolyte brush," that collapse ...

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3-D printed microfibers could provide structure for artificially grown body parts

Much as a frame provides structural support for a house and the chassis provides strength and shape for a car, a team of Penn State engineers believe they have a way to create the structural ...

18 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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A diamond as the steppingstone to new materials, using plasma physics technology

University of Alabama at Birmingham physicists have taken the first step in a five-year effort to create novel compounds that surpass diamonds in heat resistance and nearly rival them in hardness.

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New research identifies how 3-D printed metals can be both strong and ductile

A new technique by which to 3D print metals, involving a widely used stainless steel, has been show to achieve exception levels of both strength and ductility, when compared to counterparts ...

Mon 11 Dec 17 from TechXplore

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World's first graphene-soled running shoes promise greater grip

It might be a relatively new kid on the block, but graphene is already a rockstar of the material science scene, and we're starting to get a better sense of how it will shake things ...

Thu 7 Dec 17 from Gizmag

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Best Made Co. unveils hat made with synthetic spider silk

Following its release in March of the world's first commercially available product made from manmade spider silka a line of snazzy necktiesCalifornia's Bolt Threads is ready for its encore. ...

Mon 11 Dec 17 from Inhabitat

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Scientists create cheap and safe electro-catalysts for fuel cells

Scientists from the University of Surrey have produced non-metal electrocatalysts for fuel cells that could pave the way for production of low-cost, environmentally friendly energy generation.

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Studying gas mask filters so people can breathe easier

In research that could lead to better gas mask filters, scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have been putting the X-ray spotlight on ...

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Chemists synthesize narrow ribbons of graphene using only light and heat

Siliconthe shiny, brittle metal commonly used to make semiconductorsis an essential ingredient of modern-day electronics. But as electronic devices have become smaller and smaller, creating ...

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