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by Jeff Hopkins, on 7/30/18 12:30 PM

Ultra-thin layer of this solid can flow like a liquid preventing leaks Engineers at MIT have found that an ultra-thin layer of aluminum oxide applied as a protective coating to …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 7/30/18 8:30 AM

Pulling carbon dioxide from the sky for fuels and more Engineers at Carbon Engineering’s facility in British Columbia have built a plant that achieves both direct CO2 capture and fuel …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 7/27/18 1:00 PM

Physicists show why it's hard to clog a drain with soft particles Physicists at Emory University have shown that when soft particles flow through an opening, unlike hard particles, they …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 7/27/18 8:30 AM

Metal-organic framework (MOF) material offers fantastic future filtration Scientists at the University of Manchester in England, the DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and several other institutions have developed a metal-organic …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 7/26/18 12:00 PM

New tools to determine when things are about to become random Engineers at Washington University in St. Louis have developed mathematical tools that describe the movement in a stochastic (random) …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 7/26/18 8:04 AM

Gas travels faster when pressure is lower, so a regulator can speed up a sample in an analytical system "One way to control time delay is with a regulator. Regulators …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 7/23/18 1:26 PM

World's strongest bio-material outperforms steel & spider silk Engineers at the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) have produced the strongest bio-material ever made. It is stronger than steel. It is also stronger …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 7/23/18 11:03 AM

Heat and sound wave interactions could run engines New research by Purdue University scientists on solids as media for heat and sound wave interactions—just like a fluid does for thermoacoustic …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 7/21/18 12:00 PM

Meet the material with 10x lower friction than fluoropolymers Researchers at the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have experimented with the usual recipe of graphite paste for commercially …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 7/20/18 4:01 PM

Design breakthrough at CUNY's Advanced Science Center Another promising advance on the horizon is the development of highly sensitive sensors that are small enough to be placed in hard-to-monitor locations …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 7/19/18 1:00 PM

Making small diameter carbon nanotubes less costly to produce The strongest material in the world may soon be cheap enough to use more widely. Small diameter carbon nanotubes, which can …

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