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Edible nanocoating increases life of foods

In order to extend the life of fruits and vegetables and preserve them for longer refrigeration, researchers developed an edible coating with added functional ingredients applied to freshly cut foods.

Posted: Sep 27th, 2016

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Bending semiconductors generates electricity

The phenomenon, called flexoelectricity, arises from the redistribution of atoms and electrons in a material when it is bent. This redistribution of charges can be used to generate an electrical current. It was already known that insulating materials can be flexoelectric.

Posted: Sep 27th, 2016

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Scientists put a new twist on artificial muscles

Scientists describe the path to developing a new class of artificial muscles made from highly twisted fibers of various materials, ranging from exotic carbon nanotubes to ordinary nylon thread and polymer fishing line.

Posted: Sep 27th, 2016

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New multiferroic materials from building blocks

Scientists have successfully developed room temperature multiferroic materials by a layer-by-layer assembly of nanosheet building blocks. Multiferroic materials are expected to play a vital role in the development of next-generation multifunctional electronic devices.

Posted: Sep 23rd, 2016

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