The hot attraction of gold

Gold had long been considered a non-magnetic metal. But researchers at Tohoku University recently discovered that gold can in fact be magnetized by applying heat.

date2 hours ago in Condensed Matter
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New catalyst for hydrogen production

With the aid of platinum catalysts, it is possible to efficiently produce hydrogen. However, this metal is rare and expensive. Researchers have discovered an alternative that is just as good, but less costly.

date2 hours ago in Materials Science
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How do pesticides protect crops?

New research published today could lead to the fine-tuning of pesticide formulations to further increase crop yield. The findings also show a way to develop advanced performance formulations which will interact reversibly ...

date2 hours ago in Biotechnology
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Redefining the kilogram at NPL

Researchers from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) are working with scientists across the globe to redefine the SI unit of mass, the kilogram, as part of a major revision of the SI base units. NPL has recently published ...

date2 hours ago in General Physics
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