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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

Researchers Develop Fire-Retardant Coating Featuring Renewable Materials

Feb. 12, 2019 — Researchers are developing a new kind of flame-retardant coating using renewable, nontoxic materials readily found in nature, which could provide even more effective fire protection for several ... read more

Laser Physics: Transformation Through Light

Feb. 12, 2019 — Laser physicists have taken snapshots of how C60 carbon molecules react to extremely short pulses of intense infrared ... read more

Nano Drops a Million Times Smaller Than a Teardrop Explodes 19th Century Theory

Feb. 12, 2019 — Droplets emanating from a molecular 'nano-tap' would behave very differently from those from a household tap 1 million times larger -- researchers have found. This is potentially crucial ... 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

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

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

Feb. 11, 2019 — Quasiparticles that behave like massless fermions, known as Weyl fermions, have been in recent years at the center of a string of exciting findings in condensed matter physics. Physicists now report ... 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

Quantum Strangeness Gives Rise to New Electronics

Feb. 11, 2019 — Today, a new breed of electronic devices, bearing unique properties, is being developed. As ultra-miniaturization continues apace, researchers have begun to explore the intersection of physical and ... 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 — Engineers have devised a new, non-invasive way to monitor the stiffness of single living cells, using acoustic waves. Their technique could be used to study many biological phenomena, such as cell ... read more

Marine Scientists Find Toxic Bacteria on Microplastics Retrieved from Tropical Waters

Feb. 11, 2019 — A team of marine scientists had uncovered toxic bacteria living on the surfaces of microplastics (which are pieces of plastic smaller than 5 millimeters in size) collected from the coastal areas of ... read more

Feb. 11, 2019 — Researchers have found a way to stabilize the color of light emitted from a class of next-generation ... 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

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

Feb. 8, 2019 — A new one-step method discovered by synthetic organic chemists allows nitrogen atoms to be added to precursor compounds used in the design and manufacture of drugs, pesticides, fertilizers and other ... read more

Feb. 8, 2019 — About 800 years ago, a ship sank in the Java Sea. There are no written records saying where the ship was going or where it came from -- the only clues are the mostly-disintegrated structure of the ... read more

Feb. 8, 2019 — Researchers employ high-performance computing to help bring spray simulations to a commercial ... read more

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