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A nanotechnology catalsyt to reduce vehicular pollution

Maya Mexican oil type has up to 30 parts per million of sulfur, labeling it as heavy oil, meaning, too pollutant for the environment when used as raw material for fuels. Looking to reduce the national hydrocarbon emissions, a team of scientists has created a catalyst for the oil industry.

Jan 23rd, 2014

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New microscopy technique improves imaging at the atomic scale

When capturing images at the atomic scale, even tiny movements of the sample can result in skewed or distorted images - and those movements are virtually impossible to prevent. Now microscopy researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new technique that accounts for that movement and eliminates the distortion from the finished product.

Jan 23rd, 2014

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Carbon dioxide paves the way to unique nanomaterials

In common perception, carbon dioxide is just a greenhouse gas, one of the major environmental problems of mankind. For Warsaw chemists CO2 became, however, something else: a key element of reactions allowing for creation of nanomaterials with unprecedented properties.

Jan 23rd, 2014

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Molecules as circuits

Researchers show that the Kondo effect could be exploited to change the conductance between two electrodes.

Jan 23rd, 2014

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Toward fixing damaged hearts through nanofiber tissue engineering

In the US, someone suffers a heart attack every 34 seconds -- their heart is starved of oxygen and suffers irreparable damage. Engineering new heart tissue in the laboratory that could eventually be implanted into patients could help, and scientists are reporting a promising approach tested with rat cells. They published their results on growing cardiac muscle using a scaffold containing carbon nanofibers

Jan 22nd, 2014

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