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2013-08-21 23:17:04

SACHEM N416 is a mildly basic organic salt that can be used as catalyst, curing agent, and initiator in the polymer industry.

New Material Cheaper Batteries
2013-08-08 08:39:33

Researchers have created a new, cost-effective polymer membrane that decreases the cost of alkaline batteries and fuel cells by replacing costly platinum catalysts without sacrificing performance.

2013-07-26 18:41:05

The mineral molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), which, when solid, behaves in many ways like grease, has semiconducting properties that make it a promising alternative to silicon or graphene in electronic devices.

First-ever Bridge Between Optomechanics And Microfluidics Built By Researchers
2013-06-07 11:52:38

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are applying similar principles in the development optomechanical sensors that will help unlock vibrational secrets of chemical and biological samples at the nanoscale.

Tiny Bubbles In Your Metallic Glass May Be Sign Of Trouble
2013-06-06 14:36:18

Bubbles in a champagne glass may add a festive fizz to the drink, but microscopic bubbles that form in a material called metallic glass can signal serious trouble. In this normally high-strength material, bubbles may indicate that a brittle breakdown is in progress.

Invisibility Cloak For Thermal Flow Constructed By Researchers
2013-05-08 15:09:27

By means of special metamaterials, light and sound can be passed around objects. KIT researchers now succeeded in demonstrating that the same materials can also be used to specifically influence the propagation of heat.

Navy Develops High Impact, High Integrity Polymer
2013-04-18 10:29:54

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Chemistry Division scientists have developed a second generation, cost-effective polyetheretherketone (PEEK)-like phthalonitrile-resin demonstrating superior high temperature and flammability properties for use in numerous marine, aerospace, and domestic applications.

2013-04-16 19:28:10

A new process for growing forests of manganese dioxide nanorods may lead to the next generation of high-performance capacitors.

New Adaptive Material Inspired By Tears Designed By Scientists
2013-04-08 14:15:26

Tunable material system designed by Harvard team is easily adaptable for diverse applications in fuel transport, textiles, optical systems, and more


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  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
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