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Electrochemistry breakthrough simplifies creation of coveted molecules for drugs, electronics

A new chemistry method from scientists at Scripps Research in La Jolla, California, greatly simplifies the creation of an important class of compounds called hindered ethers, which are integral ...

Mon 9 Sep 19 from Phys.org

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Hard as a diamond? Scientists predict new forms of superhard carbon

Superhard materials can slice, drill and polish other objects. They also hold potential for creating scratch-resistant coatings that could help keep expensive equipment safe from damage.

Mon 9 Sep 19 from Phys.org

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Cheap water treatment

There's nothing new in treating water by sorption of organic solvents such as trichloroethylene (TCE). But finding a method that neutralizes these contaminants, instead of just shifting them ...

Mon 9 Sep 19 from Phys.org

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Metal-organic framework nanoribbons

The nanostructure of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) plays an important role in various applications since different nanostructures usually exhibit different properties and functions. In this ...

Mon 9 Sep 19 from Phys.org

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Selenium anchors could improve durability of platinum fuel cell catalysts

Platinum has long been used as a catalyst to enable the oxidation reduction reaction at the center of fuel cell technology. But the metal's high cost is one factor that has hindered fuel cells ...

Fri 6 Sep 19 from Phys.org

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Video: How much does a cloud weigh?

Imagine 300 midsize cars floating above your headthat's how much your average fluffy cloud weighs.

Fri 6 Sep 19 from Phys.org

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Device draws drinking water from desert air

Aluminum-based MOF with rapid water-sorption dynamics gives water harvester a boost

Fri 6 Sep 19 from CandEN

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Amazon to phase out single-use plastic in India

Amazon said Wednesday it will ditch single-use plastic packaging in India by next year, joining Walmart-backed rival Flipkart in a major push by e-commerce giants in the South Asian nation.

Wed 4 Sep 19 from Phys.org

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Secret messages hidden in light-sensitive polymers

Scientists from the CNRS and Aix-Marseille Universit have recently shown how valuable light-sensitive macromolecules are: When exposed to the right wavelength of light, they can be transformed ...

Wed 4 Sep 19 from Phys.org

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Scientists demonstrate how to improve steel properties

Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University have updated the alloying process, i.e. improving the properties of metal with impurities, which not only enhances the wear resistance of materials ...

Wed 4 Sep 19 from Phys.org

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