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Materials Science Mar 30, 2020

Scientists propose new strategy for carbon dioxide electrochemical reduction

Carbon dioxide (CO2) emission has become a global problem. Efficient conversion of CO2 into value-added liquid fuels is one method to fix CO2, and it can alleviate the growing shortage of non-renewable fossil fuels at the ...

Condensed Matter Mar 26, 2020

Quantum effect triggers unusual material expansion

You know how you leave space in a water bottle before you pop it in the freezer—to accommodate the fact that water expands as it freezes? Most metal parts in airplanes face the more common opposite problem. At high altitudes ...

Analytical Chemistry Mar 26, 2020

A wearable, freestanding electrochemical sensing system

In a new study published on Science Advances, Yichao Zhao and a research team in integrated bioelectronics and materials and engineering in the U.S. engineered a disposable, free-standing electrochemical sensing system (FESS). ...

Biotechnology Mar 26, 2020

Scientists propose reliable viral labeling strategy for visualization of EV71 infection

Researchers led by Prof. Cai Lintao from the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences proposed a novel virus labeling strategy based on protein biosynthesis for dynamic visualization ...

General Physics Mar 30, 2020

Skyrmion 'whirls' show promise for low-energy computer circuitry

UNSW material scientists have shed new light on a promising new way to store and process information in computers and electronic devices that could significantly cut down the energy required to maintain our digital lifestyles.

Biotechnology Mar 31, 2020

Soy scaffolds: Breakthrough in cultivated meat production

Researchers from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and Aleph Farms have achieved a breakthrough in the production of cultivated meat grown outside an animal's body. In findings published today in Nature Food, soy ...

Environment Mar 30, 2020

Team develops new wastewater treatment process

Globally, there is a growing concern regarding the presence of trace emerging contaminants such as retinoids and oestrogenic endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in aquatic environments. Retinoids such as retinoic acids ...

Social Sciences Mar 30, 2020

Projecting the outcomes of people's lives with AI isn't so simple

The machine learning techniques scientists use to predict outcomes from large datasets may fall short when it comes to projecting the outcomes of people's lives, according to a mass study led by researchers at Princeton University ...

Materials Science Mar 31, 2020

A new tool for controlling reactions in microrobots and microreactors

In a new paper, Thomas Russell and postdoctoral fellow Ganhua Xie, at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, report that they have used capillary forces to develop a simple method ...

Bio & Medicine Mar 27, 2020

3-D printed sensors could make breath tests for diabetes possible

The production of highly sensitive sensors is a complex process: It requires many steps and the almost dust-free environment of special cleanrooms. A research team from Materials Science at Kiel University (CAU) and from ...

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