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February 15, 2019

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February 15, 2019

Scientists Developed a Method That Allows Removal of Antibiotic Residue from Waste Water

Feb. 13, 2019 — A new article is focused in particular on organic aerogels produced from phenolic compounds obtained upon processing Estonian oil shale, i.e. from local raw material. In order to produce highly ... read more

Feb. 12, 2019 — A team of researchers has demonstrated that cracks induced in composites consisting of alumina ceramics and titanium could be healed at room temperature, a world-first. This ceramic healing method ... read more

Research Will Help Urban Planners Prioritize Bike Lanes

Feb. 12, 2019 — A new virtual tool could help planners choose the best places to install bikes lanes in cities. The data-based tool builds on previous research that validated the safety benefits of bike lanes for ... read more

Feb. 12, 2019 — Scientists have discovered the mechanism involved when transition metal dichalcogenides on metallic substrates transform from the semiconducting 1H-phase to the quasi-metallic ... read more

Feb. 11, 2019 — A research team has now removed a major barrier for the use of kidney organoids as a tool to model kidney diseases, test drug toxicities and eventually for the creation of organ replacements, the ... read more

Scientists Use Smartphones to Improve Dismal Rating of Nation's Civil Infrastructure

Feb. 11, 2019 — Scientists at the have developed smartphone-based technologies that can monitor civil infrastructure systems such as crumbing roads and aging ... read more

Engineers Develop Room Temperature, Two-Dimensional Platform for Quantum Technology

Feb. 11, 2019 — Researchers have now demonstrated a new hardware platform based on isolated electron spins in a two-dimensional material. The electrons are trapped by defects in sheets of hexagonal boron nitride, a ... read more

Next-Generation Optics in Just Two Minutes of Cooking Time

Feb. 11, 2019 — One of the key building blocks of flexible photonic circuits and ultra-thin optics are metasurfaces. And engineers have now discovered a simple way of making these surfaces in just a few minutes -- ... read more

New Model Predicts How Ground Shipping Will Affect Future Human Health, Environment

Feb. 11, 2019 — The trucks and trains that transport goods across the United States emit gases and particles that threaten human health and the environment. A new project developed a new model that predicts through ... read more

Feb. 11, 2019 — Scientists have created flags that can generate electrical energy using wind and solar ... read more

Theories Describe Dynamically Disordered Solid Materials

Feb. 11, 2019 — Theoretical physicists have developed a computational method to calculate the transition from one phase to another in dynamically disordered solid materials. This is a class of materials that can be ... read more

Feb. 11, 2019 — Adding olefin enables efficient solvent-free cross-coupling reactions, leading to environmentally friendly syntheses of a wide range of organic ... read more

New Method Improves Infrared Imaging Performance

Feb. 8, 2019 — By successfully suppressing spectral cross-talk in dual-band photodetectors, a researchers has opened the door to a new generation of infrared imaging devices with applications in medicine as well as ... read more

A Better Way to Make Acrylics

Feb. 8, 2019 — Acrylics are an incredibly diverse and useful family of chemicals used in all kinds of products, from diapers to nail polish. Now, a team of researchers describe a new process for making them. The ... read more

Feb. 8, 2019 — Researchers have directly imaged 'edge conduction' in monolayer tungsten ditelluride, a newly discovered 2D topological insulator and quantum material. The research makes it possible to ... read more

New Phenomenon Discovered That Fixes a Common Problem in Lasers: Wavelength Splitting

Feb. 8, 2019 — Physicists have discovered how to fix a major problem that occurs in lasers made from a new type of material called quantum dots. The never-before-seen phenomenon will be important for an emerging ... read more

Feb. 7, 2019 — Physicists have developed a model that describes how patterns form on pollen spores, the first physically rigorous framework that details the thermodynamic processes that lead to complex biological ... read more

Feb. 7, 2019 — Chemists appear to have finished the quest for a cheaper, efficient alternative to the iridium compounds while also solving the decades-long problem with the color blue. Surprisingly, copper does it ... read more

Feb. 7, 2019 — Germanene is a 2D material that derives from germanium and is related to graphene. As it is not stable outside the vacuum chambers in which is it produced, no real measurements of its electronic ... read more

Feb. 7, 2019 — In a finding that will be useful in nanoscale engineering, researchers have shown that miniscule differences in the roughness of surfaces can have important effects on how they stick ... read more

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