Research pair devise a way to make nylon precursor that is less harmful to the ozone layer

(Phys.org)—A pair of researchers working at National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan, has found a way to make a precursor to the synthetic polymer commonly known as nylon that doesn't cause the ...

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Computational clues into the structure of a promising energy conversion catalyst

Hydrogen fuel is a promising source of clean energy that can be produced by splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen gas. The reaction is difficult but achievable with the help of a catalyst, ...

Thu 18 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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Microplastics in the ocean: Biologists study effects on marine animals

Ingestion of microplastic particles does not mechanically affect marine isopods. This was the result of a study by biologists at the North Sea Office of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz ...

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Milestone achievements in materials science

Researchers from industry and academia talk about key developments in materials science and nanotechnology over the past 25 years and the role of IOP Publishing's journals.

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Lens-free microscope can detect cancer at the cellular level

UCLA researchers have developed a lens-free microscope that can be used to detect the presence of cancer or other cell-level abnormalities with the same accuracy as larger and more expensive ...

Wed 17 Dec 14 from Medical Xpress

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CERN nuclear physics lab admits Pakistan

The world's top particle physics lab has admitted Pakistan as an associate member.

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Quantum world without queues could lead to better solar cells

In a recent study from Lund University in Sweden, researchers have used new technology to study extremely fast processes in solar cells. The research results form a concrete step towards more ...

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Research aims to improve rechargeable batteries by focusing on graphene oxide paper

A Kansas State University engineering team has discovered some of graphene oxide's important properties that can improve sodium- and lithium-ion flexible batteries.

Thu 18 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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Researchers glimpse pathway of sunlight to electricity

Four pulses of laser light on nanoparticle photocells in a University of Oregon spectroscopy experiment has opened a window on how captured sunlight can be converted into electricity.

Thu 18 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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Spider's web weaves way to advanced networks and displays

The next generation of light-manipulating networks may take their lead from designs inspired by spiders and leaves, according to a new report from two Boston College physicists and colleagues ...

Wed 17 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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