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Surface reflections from glass surfaces can be reduced to nearly zero by etching tiny nanoscale features into them.

Manipulating the joints between the nanotubes and graphene sheets in pillared graphene has a significant impact on the material's ability to direct heat.

Treating a perovoskite catalyst with heat or chemicals causes different atoms to segregate on the surface and catalyse different reactions.

Microchip improves our understanding of the process of extracting hydrogen from water.

A new microscopy method can measure the behavior and properties of electrons flowing across the surface of topological insulators.

How cephalopods control their texture influences new stretchable material.

High-resolution study of a nanocrystalline copper surface reveals a pattern of tilted grains creating a landscape of valleys and ridges.

A new technique that uses an electron beam to burn tiny windows into a polymer can measure the catalytic activity of 2D materials.

By finding a way to sprinkle the surface of lead-sulphide quantum dots with extra sulphur, scientists have enhanced their charge transport properties.

A new 2D film made of polymers and nanoparticles can direct two different non-mixing liquids into a variety of exotic architectures.

Scientists have uncovered a strategy for using surface tension to grow perovskites into centimeter-scale, highly pure crystals.

By precisely controlling the size and positioning of quantum dots in a superlattice, scientists are able to finely tune its optical properties.

A novel fabric-like material electrode could help make batteries and supercapacitors faster and less susceptible to leaks or meltdowns.

Frictional, structural, and mechanical studies of hind leg femur-tibia joint of katydids reveals novel antifriction and antiwear properties.

Micrometer-sized particles can be used to stabilize beer foam, and could also lead to the development of advanced functional materials.

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Surface reflections from glass surfaces can be reduced to nearly zero by etching tiny nanoscale features into them.

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Manipulating the joints between the nanotubes and graphene sheets in pillared graphene has a significant impact on the material's ability to direct heat.

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This article discusses the issues surrounding the recycling of glass fibre reinforced plastics (GRP), and reviews some of the options available today.

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The construction of a 265 km long composite pipeline for transporting water is underway in Azerbaijan. Alfred L. Newberry of FEMech Engineering reports.

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