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New technique automates sorting of plastics for recycling

If you've ever had to separate different types of plastic for recycling, then you'll know how much it slows down the recycling process. Now, imagine how much harder it is for staff receiving ...

17 hours ago from Gizmag

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Researchers obtain first direct observation of facet formation in nanocubes

The first direct observations of how facets form and develop on platinum nanocubes point the way towards more sophisticated and effective nanocrystal design and reveal that a nearly 150 year-old ...

Thu 21 Aug 14 from

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Graphene and Rubber Bands Could Revolutionize Health Monitoring

Researchers infuse graphene into elastic bands making a cheap and effective strain sensor

19 hours ago from IEEE Spectrum

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Turning waste from rice, parsley and other foods into biodegradable plastic

Your chairs, synthetic rugs and plastic bags could one day be made out of cocoa, rice and vegetable waste rather than petroleum, scientists are now reporting. The novel process they developed ...

Wed 20 Aug 14 from

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Nature-inspired camouflage changes its looks with light

Thin, flexible new material steals the color-shifting capabilities of cephalopod skin.

Tue 19 Aug 14 from ScienceNews

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Scientists describe a hybrid laminate material with magnetic and photoactive properties

Research conducted by the Institute for Molecular Science of the Universitat de València and of the Institute for Chemical Technology of the Universitat Politècnica de València and the Spanish ...

Fri 22 Aug 14 from

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A semi-artificial leaf faster than 'natural' photosynthesis

A cooperation between chemists and biologists from the Ruhr-University Bochum resulted in a new method for the very efficient integration of photosynthetic proteins in photovoltaics. Their recent ...

Wed 20 Aug 14 from

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Bubbling down: Discovery suggests surprising uses for common bubbles

Anyone who has ever had a glass of fizzy soda knows that bubbles can throw tiny particles into the air. But in a finding with wide industrial applications, Princeton researchers have demonstrated ...

Tue 19 Aug 14 from

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Organic photovoltaic cells of the future: Charge formation efficiency used to screen materials

Organic photovoltaic cells—a type of solar cell that uses polymeric materials to capture sunlight—show tremendous promise as energy conversion devices, thanks to key attributes such as flexibility ...

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Researchers unveil new solar cell made from carbon nanotubes that converts more sunlight into power

( —A team of researchers with members from several research facilities in the U.S. has unveiled a new type of solar cell based on single walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs). In their paper ...

Mon 18 Aug 14 from

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