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Palladium fuel cell catalysts get more efficient

Researchers have wrestled with creating palladium nanoparticles with enough active surface area to make catalysis efficient in fuel cells while preventing particles from clumping together during the chemical processes that convert a fuel source to electricity. Two Brown University chemists have found a way to overcome those challenges.

Posted: Mar 19th, 2009

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Nanocoatings that kill superbugs

Researchers at the University of Bath are to be part of a EUR3 million Europe-wide research collaboration to pioneer research into safer, more effective anti-bacterial plastics and coatings that can be used in items such as food packaging, medical devices to wound dressings, and nappies.

Posted: Mar 19th, 2009

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Nanocomposite material to repair aircraft

TECNALIA is leading the IAPETUS project, within the European Union 7th Framework Programme, and aimed at developing a new technology for repairing aircraft by means of composite patches applied to both aluminium and to the new generation of compound materials aircraft.

Posted: Mar 18th, 2009

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Particle oddball surprises CDF physicists at Fermilab

Scientists of the CDF experiment at the Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory announced that they have found evidence of an unexpected particle whose curious characteristics may reveal new ways that quarks can combine to form matter.

Posted: Mar 18th, 2009

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The future of fusion: are diamonds forever?

Scientists at the London Centre for Nanotechnology and across the world have been working to establish one extremely high profile alternative energy source as a major potential player: fusion.

Posted: Mar 18th, 2009

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Examining the infinitesimal

Dr Andrew Humhpris, co-founder of the original technology and now Chief Technology Officer of Infinitesima, explains how this University spin-out has turned into a leading-edge company.

Posted: Mar 17th, 2009

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