Rare earth magnet recycling is a grind, but new process takes a simpler approach

A new recycling process developed at the U.S. Department of Energy's Critical Materials Institute (CMI) turns discarded hard disk drive (HDD) magnets into new magnet material in a few steps, ...

Fri 20 Apr 18 from Phys.org

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Scientists create gold nanoparticles in water

An experiment that, by design, was not supposed to turn up anything of note instead produced a "bewildering" surprise, according to the Stanford scientists who made the discovery: a new way ...

Thu 19 Apr 18 from Phys.org

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New theory shows how strain makes for better catalysts

Brown University researchers have developed a new theory to explain why stretching or compressing metal catalysts can make them perform better. The theory, described in the journal Nature Catalysis, ...

Fri 20 Apr 18 from Phys.org

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Spider silk key to new bone-fixing composite

UConn researchers have created a biodegradable composite made of silk fibers that can be used to repair broken load-bearing bones without the complications sometimes presented by other materials.

Thu 19 Apr 18 from Phys.org

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One step closer to reality

Diffusion is the process that lets the color spread through tea, but there is way more to it than that: It's also one of the most fundamental principles underlying the inner workings of living ...

Fri 20 Apr 18 from Phys.org

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An enzyme that digests plastic could boost recycling

For bacteria, lunch A MILLION plastic bottles are sold every minute. Many are not recycled and of those that are, only a small fraction become bottles again. That is, in part, because recycling ...

Thu 19 Apr 18 from The Economist

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Ancient reaction inspires method for making porous catalysts???

A nontoxic variation on the pharaohs snakes reaction yields high-surface-area catalysts for fuel cells??

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Super Troopers 2 review: Fans get what they paid for in this crowdfunded surprise

A spoiler-free take on how Broken Lizard got just enough right in this comedy sequel.

Sat 21 Apr 18 from Arstechnica

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Muons spin tales of undiscovered particles

Scientists at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories are collaborating to test a magnetic property of the muon. Their experiment could point to the existence of physics beyond ...

Fri 20 Apr 18 from Phys.org

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MIT researchers develop scalable manufacturing process for graphene sheets

Among the almost limitless use cases for commercial-scale graphene is filtration. MIT engineers say they've now developed a scalable production process for precisely tailored graphene ...

Wed 18 Apr 18 from Gizmag

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