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Energy harvesting via smart materials

A group of researchers discovered a way to enhance smart materials known as 'electrostrictive polymers' to improve their mechanical energy harvesting performance.

Posted: Jan 26th, 2016

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Solving hard quantum problems: Everything is connected

Researchers succeeded in calculating effects in ultra-cold atom clouds which can only be explained in terms of the quantum correlations between many atoms. Such atom clouds are known as Bose-Einstein condensates and are an active field of research.

Posted: Jan 26th, 2016

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Flexible and transparent pressure sensor

Healthcare practitioners may one day be able to physically screen for breast cancer using pressure-sensitive rubber gloves to detect tumors, owing to a transparent, bendable and sensitive pressure sensor newly developed by Japanese and American teams.

Posted: Jan 25th, 2016

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New patent on fast measurements in liquids

A new invention will open the doors for an entirely new way of measuring properties within liquids. The invention, a sol-gel matrix, will make it possible to perform measurements that are reliable, incredibly rapid and can be conducted over extended periods of time.

Posted: Jan 25th, 2016

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Highly efficient heavy metal ions filter

Researchers have developed a new water filtration system that is superior to existing systems in many respects: it is extremely efficient at removing various toxic heavy metal ions and radioactive substances from water and can even be used in gold recovery.

Posted: Jan 25th, 2016

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