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Will the future's super batteries be made of seawater?

23/01/2020

The race is on to develop even more efficient and rechargable batteries for the future. One promising option is to make batteries based on sodium, which is found in abundance in seawater.
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Predicting the degradation behavior of advanced medical devices

23/01/2020

A team of researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht led established a method to faster and more reliably predict the degradation of these polymer materials with sophisticated molecular architectures.
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No storm in a teacup - it's a cyclone on a silicon chip

02/01/2020

University of Queensland researchers have combined quantum liquids and silicon-chip technology to study turbulence for the first time, opening the door to new navigation technologies and improved understanding of the turbulent dynamics of cyclones and other extreme weather.
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Breakthrough innovation enabling cheaper solar energy production is one step closer to the market

02/01/2020

Material, synthesised by Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania scientists, which self-assemble to form a molecular-thick electrode layer, presents a facile way of realising highly efficient perovskite single-junction and tandem solar cells.
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Better studying superconductivity in single-layer graphene

20/12/2019

A new study published in EPJ B demonstrates that an existing technique is better suited for probing superconductivity in pure, single-layer graphene than previously thought. The insight could allow physicists to understand more about the widely varied properties of graphene; potentially aiding the development of new technologies.
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New way to make biomedical devices from silk yields better products with tunable qualities

20/12/2019

Researchers have developed a novel, significantly more efficient fabrication method for silk that allows them to heat and mold the material into solid forms for a wide range of applications, including medical devices. ...
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Tiny quantum sensors watch materials transform under pressure

19/12/2019

Scientists at Berkeley Lab have converted diamonds' atomic flaws into atomic sensors that could lead to a new generation of smart materials.
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Unique polymer fibers: Light, strong, and tough

19/12/2019

Strong and tough yet as light as a feather -- materials with this exceptional combination of properties are urgently needed in many industrial sectors and in medicine, as well as being of great interest for scientific research. A research team from the University of Bayreuth has developed polymer fibers with precisely these properties. ...
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Blueprint for nanomaterial development offers hope to newborns, elderly and busy doctors

18/12/2019

Newborn babies, elderly people, sick hospital patients and sports enthusiasts all stand to gain from a breakthrough in the development of wearable technology using nanomaterials from the University of Sussex.
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NTU Singapore scientists convert plastics into useful chemicals using sunlight

18/12/2019

Chemists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have discovered a method that could turn plastic waste into valuable chemicals by using sunlight.
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