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Waste that is brimming with energy

Together with the Italian GARBO corporation, the University of Greenwich, United Kingdom, and the University of Padua, Italy, as well as the midsized company EAAT from Chemnitz, Germany, the HZDR researchers are working on ...

dateNov 21, 2013 in Energy & Green Tech
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Antioxidant with a long shelf life

(Phys.org) —Scientists from ETH Zurich have developed a nanomaterial that protects other molecules from oxidation. Unlike many such active substances in the past, the ETH-Zurich researchers' antioxidant has a long shelf ...

dateJun 17, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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Catalyst keeps fruit fresh longer

(Phys.org) —Ripening fruit, vegetables, and flowers release ethylene, which works as a plant hormone. Ethylene accelerates ripening, so other unripened fruit also begins to ripen—fruit and vegetables quickly spoil and ...

dateMay 13, 2013 in Materials Science
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X-rays reveal coexisting structures in glass

The craft of glassmaking extends way back in time. It was over five-thousand years ago when mankind learned how to make glass. Even prior to this discovery, humans had been using naturally occurring glass for tool making. ...

dateApr 10, 2013 in Condensed Matter
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