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Plant-inspired power plants

A team of chemical engineers recently identified the two main factors for determining the optimal catalyst for turning atmospheric CO2 into liquid fuel. The results of the study will streamline the search for an inexpensive yet highly effective new catalyst.

Posted: Dec 8th, 2015

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Nanotube letters spell progress (w/video)

Carbon nanotubes grown in a furnace aren't always straight. Sometimes they curve and kink, and sometimes they branch off in several directions. Researchers realized they now had the tools available to examine just how tough those branches are.

Posted: Dec 7th, 2015

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The world's tiniest temperature sensor is powered by radio waves

Engineers have developed a very tiny wireless temperature sensor that is powered in a very special way: from the radio waves that are part of the sensor's wireless network. This means that the sensor needs not even a single wire, nor a battery that would have to be replaced.

Posted: Dec 7th, 2015

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