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Plastic Waste A Hazard For Subalpine Lakes
2013-10-07 13:42:37

Many subalpine lakes may look beautiful and even pristine, but new evidence suggests they may also be contaminated with potentially hazardous plastics.

2013-10-02 13:51:47

A trio of researchers at North Dakota State University, Fargo, and the University of South Dakota have turned to computer modeling to help decide which of two competing materials should get its day in the sun as the nanoscale energy-harvesting technology of future solar panels -- quantum dots or nanowires.

2013-10-02 10:53:54

As they destroy bacteria very efficiently, plasmas constitute an alternative to chemical disinfectants and potentially to antibiotics, as well.

2013-09-19 15:33:27

Microscopic, bottle-like structures with corks that melt at precisely-controlled temperatures could potentially release drugs inside the body or fragrances onto the skin.

Material Properties Of Containers Affect The Viscosity Of Water At The Nanoscale
2013-09-19 14:25:06

Water pours into a cup at about the same rate regardless of whether the water bottle is made of glass or plastic.

2013-09-17 23:22:02

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Motorized Microscopic Matchsticks Move In Water With Sense Of Direction
2013-09-10 12:11:39

Chemists, physicists and computer scientists at the University of Warwick have come together to devise a new powerful and very versatile way of controlling the speed and direction of motion of microscopic structures in water using what they have dubbed chemically ‘motorized microscopic matchsticks’.

Wildfires Change Climate Models
2013-08-30 13:45:15

While raging wildfires can consume property and even lives, the towering infernos could also be heavily influencing the forces of climate change.


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