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A Venus flytrap for nuclear waste

Not every object is food to a Venus flytrap. Like the carnivorous plant, a new material developed at Northwestern University permanently traps only its desired prey, the radioactive ion cesium, and not other harmless ions ...

dateJan 26, 2010 in Materials Science
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Tracking down rust

( -- Damage to concrete bridges caused by rust can have fatal consequences, at worst leading to a total collapse. Now, researchers have developed an early-warning system for rust. Sensor-transponders integrated ...

dateApr 05, 2010 in Engineering
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Watching out for hidden sodium

It is well documented that, over time, a diet high in sodium can lead to many ill health effects, especially on the cardiovascular system. A high-sodium diet can also negate the effects of diuretics, an important treatment ...

dateFeb 14, 2011 in Health
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