Mat baits, hooks and destroys pollutants in water

A polymer mat developed at Rice University has the ability to fish biologically harmful contaminants from water through a strategy known as "bait, hook and destroy."

Online tech is changing the dynamics of gift-giving

Online gift-giving is spreading in social networks and causing people to give more gifts - online and in person - according to a new study led by René Kizilcec, Cornell University assistant professor of information science. ...

Nanomaterials hold promise for producing hydrogen from water

Hydrogen holds promise as an inexpensive form of clean energy, but finding an efficient and affordable way to produce the fuel from water—a technique known as water-splitting—remains a key scientific challenge.

Two Americans, one Russian blast off for ISS

Two astronauts, a cosmonaut and a ball set to be used in the forthcoming football World Cup in Russia blasted off Wednesday for a two-day flight to the International Space Station.

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