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Using nanomaterials to recycle rare earth elements from industrial wastewater

Many of today's technologies, from hybrid car batteries to flat-screen televisions, rely on materials known as rare earth elements (REEs) that are in short supply, but scientists are reporting development of a new method to recycle them from wastewater. The process could help alleviate economic and environmental pressures facing the REE industry.

Oct 30th, 2013

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Spinning atoms in light crystals

After more than 40 years of intense research, experimental physicists still seek to explore the rich behaviour of electrons confined to a two-dimensional crystalline structure exposed to large magnetic fields. Now a team of scientists developed a new experimental method to simulate these systems using a crystal made of neutral atoms and laser light.

Oct 29th, 2013

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Nanoporous membranes clear the way for chip-sized pumps

Electroosmotic pumps (EOPs), devices in which fluids appear to magically move through porous media in the presence of an electric field, are ideal because they can be readily miniaturized. EOPs however, require bulky, external power sources, which defeats the concept of portability. But a super-thin silicon membrane could now make it possible to drastically shrink the power source, paving the way for diagnostic devices the size of a credit card.

Oct 28th, 2013

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