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Iodide salts stabilize biocatalysts for fuel cells

Oxygen is the greatest enemy of biocatalysts for energy conversion. A protective film shields themŚbut only with an additional ingredient: iodide salt.

Fri 14 Feb 20 from Phys.org

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Scientists reveal catalytic mechanism of lovastatin hydrolase

Hyperlipidemia, one of the most common threats to human health, refers to an abnormal increase of cholesterol and/or triglycerides in the blood. One effective method for prevention and treatment ...

Fri 14 Feb 20 from Phys.org

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Underestimated chemical diversity

The last time a list was compiled of all the chemicals available on the market and in circulation worldwide, it ran to 100,000 entries. Drawn up shortly after the turn of the millennium, the ...

Fri 14 Feb 20 from Phys.org

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Catalyst deposition on fragile chips

Electrocatalysts can help to obtain chemicals from renewable raw materials or to use alternative energy sources. But testing new catalysts brings challenges.

Fri 14 Feb 20 from Phys.org

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Fewer defects, better catalysis?

Thu 13 Feb 20 from Science Now

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Metal-infused lumber resists water and mold

While lumber certainly has many desirable qualities as a building material, it typically has to be pressure-treated with eco-unfriendly chemicals to keep it from rotting. With that problem in ...

Thu 13 Feb 20 from Gizmag

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Synopsis: Neural Networks Know Their Knots

Neural networks correctly classify different types of knot, a problem that has stumped physicists and mathematicians.[Physics] Published Tue Feb 11, 2020

Tue 11 Feb 20 from APS Physics

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How to make the best fried rice, according to physics

Researchers show exactly how rocking and sliding a wok can launch fried rice into the air, letting it cook at a high temperature without burning.

Tue 11 Feb 20 from ScienceNews

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Rusty radiation shielding provides lighter and less bulky protection

Rust may be generally unwelcome, but scientists at North Carolina State University are using it to develop a new radiation shielding that is lighter and cheaper than conventional materials. ...

Thu 13 Feb 20 from Gizmag

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"Aerophilic" surface minimizes foam by absorbing bubbles

Although some people may like a good frothy head on their beer, the foaming of liquids is considered problematic in many fields. A new MIT-designed material could help, as it keeps such foam ...

Thu 13 Feb 20 from Gizmag

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