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2010-11-09 20:55:24

The manufacture of pneumatic tyres requires a large cost in energy and raw materials.

2010-11-09 00:00:00

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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).


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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