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How photosynthesis changed the planet

Two and a half billion years ago, single-celled organisms called cyanobacteria harnessed sunlight to split water molecules, producing energy to power their cells and releasing oxygen into an atmosphere that ...

dateNov 20, 2014 in Other
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Graphene proves a long-lasting lubricant

When trying to design a mechanical system to last as long as possible, scientists and engineers have to find ways of overcoming friction. While researchers have found many materials that help to reduce friction, ...

dateOct 14, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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Separation of para and ortho water

(Phys.org) —Not all water is equal—at least not at the molecular level. There are two versions of the water molecule, para and ortho water, in which the spin states of the hydrogen nuclei are different. ...

dateSep 18, 2014 in Materials Science
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Acid ions are more than spectators

(Phys.org) —X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) measurements carried out at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Advanced Photon Source, coupled with state-of-the-art density functional theory (DFT) ...

dateAug 07, 2014 in Materials Science
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Water molecules favor negative charges

(Phys.org) —In the presence of charged substances, H2O molecules favor associating with elements with a negative electrical charge rather than a positive electric charge. EPFL researchers have published ...

dateJul 16, 2014 in Materials Science
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