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Using sago waste to absorb oil spills

Waste material generated by Malaysia's sago palm industry has potential for use as an adsorbent for cleaning up oil spills, according to a study published in the Pertanika Journal of Science and Technology.

dateJun 18, 2015 in Materials Science
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Novel battery uses light to produce power

To move the world toward sustainability, scientists are continuing to explore and improve ways to tap the vast power of sunlight to make fuels and generate electricity. Now they have come up with a brand-new way to use light—solar ...

dateJun 17, 2015 in Materials Science
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Cellulose from wood can be printed in 3-D

A group of researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have managed to print and dry three-dimensional objects made entirely by cellulose for the first time with the help of a 3D-bioprinter. They also added carbon nanotubes ...

dateJun 17, 2015 in Materials Science
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Key to quick battery charging time

University of Tokyo researchers have discovered the structure and transport properties of the "intermediate state" in lithium-ion batteries - key to understanding the mechanisms of charge and discharge in rechargeable batteries. ...

dateJun 16, 2015 in Materials Science
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