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Surface science news, August 2015

A team of judges have completed the evaluation of nominees for the 2014 Acta Student Awards.

A new method of gene sequencing.

Scientists have developed a new energy-efficient catalyst for converting carbon dioxide directly into the liquid fuel methanol.

The study and development of atomically thin coatings will be the focus of a new, one-of-a-kind university/industry center.

A lawn-like coating of tiny grass-like platinum wires could improve electronic devices used to communicate with the brain.

An unusual amorphous metal alloy known as a bulk metallic glass could increase the longevity of stents, which are used to to open up blocked arteries.

Researchers have found that catalysis and wetting, two processes, which had been considered unrelated, are in fact closely linked

A research team has found that catalysis and wetting, which had been considered unrelated, are in fact closely linked.

A novel combination of graphene wrapped around nanodiamond particles can reduce friction to near zero.

Patterning metallic biomedical dental and hip implants with tiny grooves could improve biocompatibility with the body and reduce adverse reactions.

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