Scientists develop 3D print self-folding materials

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have developed 3D print self-folding materials. The technique, known as Thermorph, could be the first step towards products like...

Rare Earth minerals could change the global economy

A small island located 790 miles off the coast of Japan is home to roughly 16 million tons of mud, which contain massive amounts...
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Gene boosts rice growth and yield in salty soil

Around 20% of the world's irrigated land is considered to contain elevated concentrations of salt. The soil continues to get saltier as the climate...
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Researchers detect a new reaction path in the atmosphere

Researchers from Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (TROPOS) and Universities of Innsbruck and Helsinki have observed a particularly rapid type of pair production in...
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New insights reveal helium’s role of ‘nanny’ in forming chemical compounds under pressure

A team of scientists of California State University, Northridge (CSUN) was led by chemistry professor Maosheng Miao and University Of Buffalo chemistry professor Eva...

New gallium alloy helps in the advances of 3D printed, stretchable electronics

A team from Oregon State University’s College of Engineering have created a highly conductive gallium alloy by putting nickel nanoparticles into Galinstan, a liquid metal...

Massive reserves of mercury found hidden in permafrost

Researchers have discovered permafrost in the northern hemisphere that stores massive amounts of natural mercury. In the new study, scientists measured mercury concentrations in permafrost...

Indian researchers take spectroscopy to new dimension using silver nanoparticles

As medicine and pharmacology investigate nanoscale processes, it has become increasingly important to identify and characterize different molecules. Raman spectroscopy, a technique that leverages the scattering of laser light to...

Simple organic molecules form complex materials through self-organization

An international team of researchers led by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has discovered a reaction process, in which simple organic molecules are converted...

Scientists developed nanoscale pillars which act like memory foam

A team of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory and the University of Connecticut have developed a customizable nanomaterial that combines metallic strength with a foam-like ability...

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