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Aluminum clusters shut down molecular fuel factory

Despite decades of industrial use, the exact chemical transformations occurring within zeolites, a common material used in the conversion of oil to gasoline, remain poorly understood. Now scientists ...

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Polymer mold makes perfect silicon nanostructures

Using molds to shape things is as old as humanity. In the Bronze Age, the copper-tin alloy was melted and cast into weapons in ceramic molds. Today, injection and extrusion molding shape hot ...

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Marine biologists clarify how specialized cells in squid skin are able to control the animal's coloration

Perhaps not the brightest of cephalopods, the California market squid (Doryteuthis opalescens) has amazing light-manipulating abilities. While this species shares the gift of camouflage with ...

Wed 1 Jul 15 from

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The new Bubble Wrap is losing its pop

Bubble Wrap is one of mankind's greatest inventions. It protects our online orders from becoming rubble in a delivery van, but more importantly, it doubles as pure, joyous entertainment. Pop, ...

Fri 3 Jul 15 from Engadget

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Spectrometer made from quantum dots is compact and low cost

Devices could someday be used in household appliances

Thu 2 Jul 15 from Physics World

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Turning the smartphone into a mobile pregnancy test

Today's smartphones come chock-full of technological capability, intended to help us with everything from taking holiday snaps, finding our way around a new town or staying connected ...

14 hours ago from Gizmag

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New technology using silver may hold key to electronics advances

Engineers at Oregon State University have invented a way to fabricate silver, a highly conductive metal, for printed electronics that are produced at room temperature.

Thu 2 Jul 15 from

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Insect legs give clues to improving aircraft design

Insect legs could help engineers improve the safety of long tubular structures used in aircraft to reduce weight and in hospital equipment, such as catheters. Scientists from Trinity College ...

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Groundbreaking research to help control liquids at micro and nano scales

From targeted drug delivery to the self-assembly of nano robots, new research by Northumbria University, Newcastle, is using super-sized atoms to reveal the behaviour of liquids in microscopic ...

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