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X-rays paint a picture of Picasso's pigments

(Phys.org) —Pablo Picasso is widely regarded as one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, having pioneered a variety of new styles in painting, sculpture, and other artistic forms. Besides ...

dateMay 01, 2013 in General Physics
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Nanoparticles: Big potential or big threat?

Zinc oxide would be the perfect sunscreen ingredient if the resulting product didn't look quite so silly. Thick, white and pasty, it was once seen mostly on lifeguards, surfers and others who needed serious sun protection.

dateJul 11, 2012 in Bio & Medicine
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Defects make catalysts perfect

There is now one less mystery in chemical production plants. For many decades industry has been producing methanol on a large scale from a mixture of carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, as well as hydrogen. ...

dateApr 26, 2012 in Materials Science
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A new catalyst for ethanol made from biomass

Researchers in the Pacific Northwest have developed a new catalyst material that could replace chemicals currently derived from petroleum and be the basis for more environmentally friendly products including ...

dateAug 01, 2011 in Nanomaterials
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Nanowires exhibit giant piezoelectricity

Gallium nitride (GaN) and zinc oxide (ZnO) are among the most technologically relevant semiconducting materials. Gallium nitride is ubiquitous today in optoelectronic elements such as blue lasers (hence the blue-ray disc) ...

dateJan 26, 2011 in Nanophysics
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