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When mixing granular matter, order among disorder

Mixing liquids is easy, or at least scientifically understood: a drop of food coloring will eventually mix into a cup of water through diffusion, and a dollop of cream can be mixed into coffee ...

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Effective material developed to prevent post-surgical adhesion

Researchers have investigated a novel Polyelectrolyte complex (PEC) that provides a barrier to prevent adhesions in post-operative complications. This has the potential to avoid the need for ...

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From office windows to Mars: Scientists debut super-insulating gel

A new, super-insulating gel developed by researchers at CU Boulder could dramatically increase the energy efficiency of skyscrapers and other buildings, and might one day help scientists build ...

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Creation and selective functionalization of virus-like polymer particles

Researchers at Tohoku University in Japan have collaborated with others to develop a simple way to create and functionalize virus-like polymer particles that have various nanostructures. The ...

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Zapping a new approach to solar cells

A simple and fast microwave experiment with the common chemical element phosphorus at Flinders University has opened the prospect of more affordable and effective super-thin solar cells.

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Hybrid nanomaterials bristle with potential

By combining multiple nanomaterials into a single structure, scientists can create hybrid materials that incorporate the best properties of each component and outperform any single substance. ...

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Transparent insulating aerogel brewed up from beer by-product

Made up of over 90 percent air by weight, aerogels are the lightest materials in existence and among the best thermal insulators. But their cloudy appearance means they don't lend themselves ...

Mon 13 Aug 18 from Gizmag

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The world of plastics, in numbers

From its early beginnings during and after World War II, the commercial industry for polymers long chain synthetic molecules of which "plastics" are a common misnomer has grown rapidly. ...

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Uni-built Juno becomes worlds first graphene skinned plane

Aerospace engineers from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) and the University of Manchester’s National Graphene Institute (NGI) have helped create the world’s first graphene ...

Thu 9 Aug 18 from The Engineer

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Supercool technique keeps liquids liquid well below freezing

Freezing is one of the simplest methods of preserving food, biological tissue and other perishables, but the formation of ice crystals can damage cells. Now, researchers from Massachusetts ...

Sun 12 Aug 18 from Gizmag

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