Painting fingernails with silver and gold

Since ancient times, people have used lustrous silver, platinum and gold to make jewelry and other adornments. Researchers have now developed a new way to add the metals to nail polish with minimal additives, resulting in durable, tinted — and potentially antibacterial — nail coloring. They report their method in ACS’ journal Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research.

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OnApril 6, 2017, posted in: Latest News by

Pulverizing electronic waste is green, clean — and cold. Researchers use cryo-mill to turn circuit boards into separated powders

Researchers at Rice University and the Indian Institute of Science have an idea to simplify electronic waste recycling: Crush it into nanodust.

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OnMarch 30, 2017, posted in: Latest News by

New nanofiber marks important step in next generation battery development

One of the keys to building electric cars that can travel longer distances and to powering more homes with renewable energy is developing efficient and highly capable energy storage systems.

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OnMarch 16, 2017, posted in: Latest News by

New synchrotron powder diffraction facility for long running experiments

Synchrotron beamlines and their instruments are built to harness the photon beam power of synchrotron radiation (SR), which has special properties — ideally suited to providing detailed and accurate structural information that is difficult to obtain from conventional sources. The common modus operandi for such facilities is that users are allocated a short duration of beamtime, typically a few hours to a few days, in which to perform their experiments.

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OnMarch 8, 2017, posted in: Latest News by

The Making of Metal Powder – Everything You Need to Know about It

Are you interested to discover how metal powders are produced? There are various processes used in the powder production, but first, let’s take a quick look at what powdered metal actually is.

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OnFebruary 21, 2017, posted in: Latest News by