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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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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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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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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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Amazingly 'green' synthesis method for high-tech dyes

Dyes that are also of great interest for organic electronics have recently been prepared and crystallised at Vienna University of Technology. All that is required is water, albeit under highly ...

Fri 10 Aug 18 from

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How ions gather water molecules around them

Charged particles in aqueous solutions are always surrounded by a shell of water molecules. However, much is still unknown about the nature of this so-called hydration shell. Using terahertz ...

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Graphene enters the stratosphere

The Centre for Advanced Two-Dimensional Materials (CA2DM) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has teamed up with US-based aerospace company Boreal Space to test the properties of graphene ...

Wed 8 Aug 18 from

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Hybrid catalyst with high enantiomer selectivity

A group of Japanese researchers has developed a technology to create a hybrid catalyst from simple-structured, commercially available rhodium and organic catalysts, which reduces chemical waste ...

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Researchers find seed coats could lead to strong, tough, yet flexible materials

Inspired by elements found in nature, researchers at the University of New Hampshire say the puzzle-like wavy structure of the delicate seed coat, found in plants like succulents and some grasses, ...

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Researchers incorporate optoelectronic diodes into fibers and weave them into washable fabrics

The latest development in textiles and fibers is a kind of soft hardware that you can wear: cloth that has electronic devices built right into it.

Wed 8 Aug 18 from TechXplore

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