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Improving technology through the coffee ring effect

New theory of coffee-ring effect could keep solar panels clean, improve DNA sequencing.

A new computational model can calculate how metallic glasses morph over time when they are put under mechanical stress.

Scientists have produced the most tightly knotted physical structure ever known, which could lead to a new generation of advanced materials.

Scientists have woven a 'smart' fabric that mimics the sophisticated and complex properties of the bone tissue periosteum.

Compressing and fusing flakes of graphene can produce a porous, lightweight 3D material with a strength 10 times that of steel.

Defects in cement that catch layers of the material as they move past each other can produce concrete that is tougher and stronger.

Submissions for the 8th annual Reaxys PhD Prize are now open.

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Novel fuel cell catalysts comprising atomically-ordered platinum-lead 'nanoplates' display high catalytic activity, stability and durability.

A new perspective article reviews the state-of-the-art of autonomous polymers and lays out future directions for the field.

Scientists have chemically-modified sawdust to make it oil-attracting and buoyant, and thus ideal for cleaning up oil spills in the Arctic.

Scientists have developed a novel way to synthesize nano-sized Lonsdaleite, hexagonal diamonds that are much harder than regular diamonds.

novel hemostatic treatment based on a shape memory polymer (SMP) foam combined with an antibacterial hydrogel suitable for deep wounds

Water stays "stiff" in carbon nanotubes even above its normal boiling temperature.

Synthesizing cement particles in a variety of shapes, including cubes and spheres, can produce concrete that is less porous and more durable.

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Changing the length of the polymer ‘thread’ between each molecular ‘bead’ can increase the strain and rupture strength of polymer gels.

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