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Synthetic polymer could stop the spread of HIV

A precisely designed macromolecule that mimics the binding of HIV to immune system cells could be used to stop the virus from physically entering the body, according to a new study led by a materials scientist at Queen Mary ...

dateSep 03, 2013 in Polymers
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Finding the keys to boiling heat transfer

A team of MIT researchers has succeeded in carrying out the first systematic investigation of the factors that control boiling heat transfer from a surface to a liquid. This process is crucial to the efficiency of power plants ...

dateJul 16, 2013 in General Physics
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Imperfect graphene renders 'electrical highways'

(Phys.org) —Just an atom thick, 200 times stronger than steel and a near-perfect conductor, graphene's future in electronics is all but certain. But to make this carbon supermaterial useful, it needs to be a semiconductor ...

dateJul 12, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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