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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/31/18 9:00 AM

Harvard researchers have designed and built an organic battery that is the longest-lived such battery—it’s been dubbed “Methusela” after the biblical character. Organic flow batteries are the cheaper and potentially …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/30/18 1:00 PM

An online analyzer means the difference between knowing a process chemistry result within minutes versus hours or even days later "Connecting a process analyzer to an industrial plant may seem …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/30/18 9:00 AM

New research in Germany has established a technique that establishes electrical contact to individual molecules. The method will allow the integration of molecular compounds into solid-state devices and will be …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/29/18 9:00 AM

A team of chemical engineers in Italy is investigating the fluid-solid mass transfer properties of open-cell foams. These foams are promising in the use of catalytic processes to help increase …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/28/18 9:00 AM

Scientists at Berkeley Lab have pioneered a technique that allows researchers to develop much more efficient photosynthesis catalysts—those that use sunlight to split water molecules into oxygen and hydrogen, the …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/24/18 9:00 AM

Potential for improvement in chip performance and energy efficiency A team led of UCLA engineers has developed a new semiconductor that is the most efficient material known for drawing and …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/23/18 9:00 AM

Spatially oscillating jets have been shown to be superior to standard injector nozzles Stationary gas turbines are used for electric power generation in all sorts of machinery, as well as …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/22/18 1:00 PM

Studies could lead to improvements of manned space capsules Although the phenomenon of objects entering water is as familiar as jumping into a pool on a hot day, the physics …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/22/18 9:00 AM

We can help you choose the right components for your UHP applications "Cleanliness starts with our commitment to ultrahigh-purity materials, followed by our manufacturing processes, cleaning specifications and quality control …

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Topics:DownloadsSemiconductor

by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/21/18 9:00 AM

Labs are documenting step by step procedures using video Scientific reproducibility is one of the tenets of the scientific method, but in recent years there has been a growing crisis …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/20/18 9:00 AM

Resulting membrane is much more stable than previously possible Janus membranes, named for the two-faced Roman god, are used as boundaries between oil and water, for example, or to convey …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/17/18 9:00 AM

A step closer to solving complex problems A quantum computer has made the first chemistry calculations, a step closer to solving complex problems of chemistry, physics, and materials science that …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/16/18 9:00 AM

New material can be cut apart and then heal itself when warmed A team at MIT is developing a polymer of the future that could be applied to cars, satellites, …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/15/18 1:00 PM

New enzyme boost could hasten biofuel production Researchers at Imperial College London have modified the glucosidase enzyme to break down plant-based biomass 30 times faster than is currently possible. Glucosidase …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/15/18 9:00 AM

Analyzers keep improving, but sampling systems have three strikes against them "Many process analyzer sampling systems in today’s plants are not fulfilling their intended purpose, which is to deliver an …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/14/18 9:00 AM

New Damage Mechanism, Dubbed “Exfoliation” Intertek specialists have finally identified the damage mechanism long suspected in Grade-91 tubing (T-91). They presented their findings at the February 2018 HRSG (heat recovery …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/13/18 9:00 AM

Smart, flexible skins measure and adapt to ambient temperatures University of Manchester materials scientists have developed a flexible graphene-based device that could be used in a dynamic radiator to protect …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/10/18 1:00 PM

Postsynthesis modification of common MOF improves its CO2 uptake and selectivity Koç University researchers have drastically improved the adsorption of CO2 in a common zeolitic imidazolate framework (ZIF) that will …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/10/18 9:00 AM

Researchers have found a way to turn CO2 into an alcohol Since 2008 the European Parliament and the European Commission have had the goal of capturing 20% of Europe’s CO2 …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/9/18 1:00 PM

Take a quick tour through the main events that led to the development of the laser and look at some future applications for lasers Building on the discoveries of Max Planck, …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/9/18 9:00 AM

Perfect Recipe: Flexible, Non-toxic, Abundant, and Inexpensive Solar energy researchers at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia are another step closer to bringing sulfide kesterite into use …

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

With a little trial and error and some troubleshooting, you can often make it work "If the analyzer in your analytical system requires gas but your sample is liquid, the …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/7/18 2:30 PM

The molecules, cofacial cobalt porphyrins in hydrogen fuel cells, could be the next big advance in alternative energy A team in the chemistry department at the University at Buffalo College …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/3/18 12:45 PM

UNSW scientists have developed a new carbon-based material that could revolutionize moisture control in diverse applications Scientists at the University of New South Wales have developed a new super desiccant …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/3/18 8:45 AM

Bendable concrete makes infrastructure safer, extends its service life and reduces maintenance costs and resource use The Advanced Civil Engineering - Materials Research Lab at the University of Michigan has …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/2/18 12:45 PM

A material with atomically thin layers of water holds promise for energy storage technologies Researchers at North Carolina State University have used a new method of atomic force microscopy (AFM) …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/2/18 8:30 AM

Confined gas research could expand natural gas market Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have been working with metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) to come up with new ways to store, separate, …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/1/18 12:00 PM

New materials, heated under high magnetic fields, could produce record levels of energy, model shows MIT physicists believe they have found a way to radically increase the efficiency of thermoelectric …

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by Jeff Hopkins, on 8/1/18 9:00 AM

Entrapment, dead volume, low flow areas, and trace impurities are the enemy "... every day all over the world, thousands of people safely work right next to these chemicals. How? Swagelok …

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