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Glass that cleans itself

Eyeglasses need never again to be cleaned, and dirty windscreens are a thing of the past! Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz and the Technical University Darmstadt are now much closer to ...

dateDec 07, 2011 in Nanomaterials
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Colonization of Mars might be microbes away

Tiny rock-eating microbes could mine precious extraterrestrial resources from Mars and pave the way for the first human colonists. Just don't expect them to transform the red planet's surface into a new Earth on a short deadline, ...

dateSep 10, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Green Ideas: Making Concrete from Rice

( -- Concrete accounts for about 5% of all human-related CO2 emissions. The fact that we use so much cement in building could mean that the issue becomes even more pronounced in the future. But what if there was ...

dateJul 21, 2009 in Materials Science weblog
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