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A bioplastic that protects against UV radiation

Researchers at the University of Oulu's Research Unit of Sustainable Chemistry have developed a new synthetic bioplastic that, unlike traditional carbon-based plastics or other bioplastics, ...

Fri 21 Feb 20 from Phys.org

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Scientists crack the mystery of liquid light interactions in organic materials

A team of scientists from the Hybrid Photonics Laboratory at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) and the University of Sheffield (UK) made a breakthrough in understanding ...

Fri 21 Feb 20 from Phys.org

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Five millimeter diameter motor is powered directly with light

Researchers at the Faculty of Physics at the University of Warsaw, with colleagues from Poland and China used liquid crystal elastomer technology to demonstrate a rotary micromotor powered with ...

Wed 19 Feb 20 from Phys.org

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New material has highest electron mobility among known layered magnetic materials

All the elements are there to begin with, so to speak; it's just a matter of figuring out what they are capable ofalone or together. For Leslie Schoop's lab, one recent such investigation has ...

Wed 12 Feb 20 from Phys.org

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Researchers unveil the mystery of van der Waals magnets, a material for future semiconductors

Drs. Chaun Jang, Jun Woo Choi, and Hyejin Ryu of the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST, President Lee Byung Gwon) have announced that their team at KIST's Center for Spintronics ...

Fri 14 Feb 20 from Phys.org

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Mechanism of controlling autophagy by liquid-liquid phase separation revealed

Under JST's Strategic Basic Research Programs, Noda Nobuo (Laboratory Head) and Fujioka Yuko (Senior Researcher) of the Institute of Microbial Chemistry, in collaboration with other researchers, ...

Fri 14 Feb 20 from Phys.org

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Electric solid propellant: Can it take the heat?

Electric solid propellants are being explored as a safer option for pyrotechnics, mining, and in-space propulsion because they only ignite with an electric current. But because all of these ...

Wed 12 Feb 20 from Phys.org

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Something from nothing: Using waste heat to power electronics

Collecting energy from environmental waste heat such as that lost from the human body is an attractive prospect to power small electronics sustainably. A thermocell is a type of energy-harvesting ...

Wed 12 Feb 20 from TechXplore

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TSU suggested how to replace scandium in materials for shipbuilding

Mon 10 Feb 20 from Phys.org (news wire)

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Magnetoelectric coupling in a paramagnetic ferroelectric crystal demonstrated

A team of researchers at Shenzhen University has demonstrated magnetoelectric coupling in a paramagnetic ferroelectric crystal. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes ...

Fri 7 Feb 20 from Phys.org

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