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Porous crystals for natural gas storage

(PhysOrg.com) -- Porous crystals called metal-organic frameworks, with their nanoscopic pores and incredibly high surface areas, are excellent materials for natural gas storage. But with millions of different ...

dateNov 06, 2011 in Materials Science
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The wonders of graphene on display

Graphene, discovered in 2004 at The University of Manchester by Professor Andre Geim and Professor Kostya Novoselov, is one of the world's most versatile materials, and is already being used in such varied ...

dateJul 05, 2011 in Nanomaterials
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Carbon nanothreads from compressed benzene

A new carbon nanomaterial – the thinnest possible one-dimensional thread that still retains a diamond-like structure – was created by the controlled, slow compression and decompression of benzene. The ...

dateMay 20, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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A better way to build DNA scaffolds

Imagine taking strands of DNA - the material in our cells that determines how we look and function - and using it to build tiny structures that can deliver drugs to targets within the body or take electronic ...

dateMay 06, 2015 in Bio & Medicine
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Tiny silicone spheres come out of the mist

Technology in common household humidifiers could enable the next wave of high-tech medical imaging and targeted medicine, thanks to a new method for making tiny silicone microspheres developed by chemists ...

dateMay 06, 2015 in Biochemistry
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