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2010-11-02 09:12:33

Oil and water don't mix, but add in some nanofibers and all bets are off.

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2010-10-22 07:55:51

Scientists with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have designed an electrical link to living cells engineered to shuttle electrons across a cell’s membrane to an external acceptor along a well-defined path.

2010-10-19 12:30:04

When the storm winds blow, wind turbines have to show what they can stand up to.

2010-10-13 11:19:51

Just when we think we have administering medications down to a science, researchers have discovered a new method that could one day be more effective than methods used today.

2010-10-12 08:30:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Oct. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Although the market for synthetic latex polymers in Europe is expected to grow at a modest CAGR of 0.9% through 2014, it continued to demonstrate a declining trend in 2009 due to significant contraction in major end-use markets.

2010-10-08 02:05:17

Researchers at Queen's University have discovered how molecules in glass or plastic are able to move when exposed to light from a laser.

2010-09-28 17:49:17

Ultra-thin solar cells can absorb sunlight more efficiently than the thicker, more expensive-to-make silicon cells used today, because light behaves differently at scales around a nanometer (a billionth of a meter).

2010-09-25 01:51:23

A team led by a North Carolina State University researcher has shown that water-gel-based solar devices – “artificial leaves” – can act like solar cells to produce electricity.

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2010-09-18 07:40:42

The ability of phase-change materials to readily and swiftly transition between different phases has made them valuable as a low-power source of non-volatile or “flash” memory and data storage.


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