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Process turns wheat flour into CO2-capturing micropores

Researchers have shown how a process for the 'carbonization' of wheat flour creates numerous tiny pores that capture carbon dioxide, representing a potential renewable technology to reduce the industrial emission of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

Posted: Oct 5th, 2016

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Researching a new kind of energy input for micromotors

With photocatalytic reactions on the surface of nanoparticles, researchers want to research sunlight driven nanomotors. In combining the two innovative fields of photocatalysts and nanomotors, they want to open new horizons for the use of nanomotors driven by renewable energy in several environmental and analytical applications.

Posted: Oct 5th, 2016

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More stable qubits in perfectly normal silicon

The power of future quantum computers stems from the use of qubits, or quantum bits. It is not yet clear on which technology these qubits in quantum computers will be based, but qubits based on electron spins are looking more and more promising. It was thought that these could only be produced in the expensive semiconductor material gallium arsenide, but researchers have now discovered that the more common material silicon is even better.

Posted: Oct 4th, 2016

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