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Conducting gels - from waste to wealth

Researchers have demonstrated an innovative way of using a gel to extract precious metals such as silver and gold from waste and convert them into conducting nanoparticles to form a hybrid nanomaterial potentially suitable for a range of high-tech applications.

Posted: Nov 9th, 2015

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New way to find DNA damage

Chemists devised a new way to detect chemical damage to DNA that sometimes leads to genetic mutations responsible for many diseases, including various cancers and neurological disorders.

Posted: Nov 6th, 2015

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Researchers fabricate a metamaterial using a lotus leaf as a template

Unique surface structures play a vital role in metamaterials, and scientists have begun looking to nature itself for patterned surfaces from which to draw inspiration. Using a lotus leaf as a template, the new substance is capable of almost total absorption of light across the entire visible spectrum.

Posted: Nov 5th, 2015

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