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Nano-paper filter removes viruses

Nanotechnology and Functional Materials, Uppsala University have developed a paper filter, which can remove virus particles with the efficiency matching that of the best industrial virus filters. The paper ...

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Turning graphite into diamond

(Phys.org) —A research team led by SLAC scientists has uncovered a potential new route to produce thin diamond films for a variety of industrial applications, from cutting tools to electronic devices to ...

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Diamonds are an oil's best friend

(Phys.org) —A mixture of diamond nanoparticles and mineral oil easily outperforms other types of fluid created for heat-transfer applications, according to new research by Rice University.

Converting waste heat into electricity

Bruce White worked with semiconductors and transistors at Motorola and Texas Instruments. But when he left industry for a position on Binghamton University's faculty, the materials scientist decided to take ...

NASA's space station Robonaut finally getting legs

Ex-Apple chief plans mobile phone for India

Filipino tests negative for Middle East virus

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Thermoelectric materials can be much more efficient

Researchers from the University of Twente's MESA+ research institute have managed to significantly improve the efficiency of a thermoelectric material. Because of their unique qualities, these materials can ...

A homemade solar lamp for developing countries

Cosmologists weigh cosmic filaments and voids

Floating nuclear plants could ride out tsunamis

China says massive area of its soil polluted

Let's put a sailboat on Titan

High-tech materials purify water with sunlight

Sunlight plus a common titanium pigment might be the secret recipe for ridding pharmaceuticals, pesticides and other potentially harmful pollutants from drinking water. Scientists combined several high-tech components to ...

UN weather agency warns of 'El Nino' this year

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