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Engineers develop ultrathin, ultralight 'nanocardboard'

Engineers have demonstrated a new material they call 'nanocardboard', an ultrathin equivalent of corrugated paper cardboard. A square centimeter of nanocardboard weighs less than a thousandth of a gram and can spring back into shape after being bent in half.

Nov 6th, 2018

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Graphene takes a step towards renewable fuel

Scientists are working to develop a method to convert water and carbon dioxide to the renewable energy of the future, using the energy from the sun and graphene applied to the surface of cubic silicon carbide.

Nov 6th, 2018

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Fire ant colonies could inspire molecular machines, swarming robots

Think of it as mathematics with a bite: Researchers have uncovered the statistical rules that govern how gigantic colonies of fire ants form bridges, ladders and floating rafts. The findings may help researchers understand other dynamic networks in nature, including cells in the human body.

Nov 6th, 2018

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In tune with the heart of a copper atom

Scientists have developed a new technique to control the magnetism of a single copper atom, a technology that could one day allow individual atomic nuclei to store and process information.

Nov 5th, 2018

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Novel MOF-based material cleans and splits water

Researchers have developed a photocatalytic system based on a material in the class of metal-organic frameworks. The system can be used to degrade pollutants present in water while simultaneously producing hydrogen that can be captured and used further.

Nov 5th, 2018

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