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The gold standard

Precious elements such as platinum work well as catalysts in chemical reactions, but require large amounts of metal and can be expensive. However, computational modeling below the nanoscale level may allow researchers to ...

dateDec 09, 2014 in Materials Science
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An app knows if a beer has gone stale

Chemists at the Complutense University of Madrid have developed a method that allows brewers to measure the freshness of beer using a polymer sensor that changes colour upon detecting furfural, a compound that gives aged ...

dateMay 19, 2016 in Analytical Chemistry
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Near-perfect antibacterial materials

Ruthless with bacteria, harmless to human cells. New, durable antibacterial coatings of nanocomposites, developed at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, will in future help to ...

dateFeb 19, 2015 in Materials Science
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