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Scientists Developing Self-Repairing Plastic Material
2011-10-31 04:28:46

A UK-based specialty chemical company has apparently developed a self-mending plastic that can repair itself without the need for glue, tape, or other materials.

Image 1 - Giant Flakes Make Graphene Oxide Gel
2011-10-21 04:15:06

Giant flakes of graphene oxide in water aggregate like a stack of pancakes, but infinitely thinner, and in the process gain characteristics that materials scientists may find delicious.

2011-10-13 20:56:57

Nature is a master builder.

2011-10-11 13:49:34

Nanoparticles of a substance can be counted and the size distribution can be determined by dispersing the nanoparticles into a gas.

2011-10-05 17:52:53

Chemical engineer Ms Inês Mariz has presented guidelines for obtaining better quality and more efficient latex, in a PhD thesis defended at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU).

2011-10-04 12:25:54

Researchers at Oregon State University have created a new, unifying method to describe a basic chemical concept called “electronegativity,” first described almost 80 years ago by OSU alumnus Linus Pauling and part of the work that led to his receiving the Nobel Prize.

2011-09-23 00:14:14

Not long after the development of the first laser in 1960 scientists discovered that shining a beam through certain crystals produced light of a different color; more specifically, it produced light of exactly twice the frequency of the original.

2011-09-19 07:58:38

Researchers have created the most efficient solar cell ever made based on collodial-quatum-dots (CQD).


Word of the Day
coruscant
  • Emitting flashes of light; glittering.
The word 'coruscant' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to flash' or 'to sparkle'.
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