Evolution of a bimetallic nanocatalyst

(Phys.org) —Atomic-scale snapshots of a bimetallic nanoparticle catalyst in action have provided insights that could help improve the industrial process by which fuels and chemicals are synthesized from natural gas, coal ...

Quarks in six-packs: Exotic Particle Confirmed

For decades, physicists have searched in vain for exotic bound states comprising more than three quarks. Experiments performed at Jülich's accelerator COSY have now shown that, in fact, such complex particles do exist in ...

Shatterproof screens that save smartphones

University of Akron polymer scientists have developed a transparent electrode that could change the face of smartphones, literally, by making their displays shatterproof.

Opening a wide window on the nano-world of surface catalysis

(Phys.org) —Surface catalysts are notoriously difficult to study mechanistically, but scientists at the University of South Carolina and Rice University have shown how to get real-time reaction information from Ag nanocatalysts ...

Internet giants to face tougher EU data law

Foreign firms operating in the EU, including those that dominate the Internet, will be subject to a new data protection law which is still being finalised, the EU Commission said Friday.

New book charts human-orangutan encounters

The first comprehensive history of the orangutan-human encounter and the thin line that separates the two beings has been launched in Canberra.

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