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Cool textiles to beat the heat

Air-conditioned buildings bring welcome relief to people coming in from the heat. But creating that comfort comes with a cost to our wallets and the environment in the form of increased energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions. ...

dateNov 08, 2017 in Nanomaterials
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Graphene performs under pressure

Scientists at The University of Manchester have fabricated highly miniaturised pressure sensors using graphene membranes which can detect minute changes in pressure with high sensitivity, over a wide range of operating pressures.

dateNov 08, 2017 in Nanomaterials
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The flat and the curious

The remarkable properties of 2-D materials—made up of a single layer of atoms—have made them among the most intensely studied materials of our time. They have the potential to usher in a new generation of improved electronics, ...

dateNov 07, 2017 in Nanomaterials
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Nanosensors could monitor health in real time

Public health organizations have long warned about the devastating potential of superbugs—bacteria that are immune to any existing antibiotics. If left unchecked, by 2050 these microorganisms could kill 10 million people ...

dateNov 06, 2017 in Bio & Medicine
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