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Sequencing algae's genome may aid biofuel production

The complete genetic makeup of a species of ecologically important algae, which may aid in biofuel production, has been sequenced by scientists.
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Microscopy captures real-time view of evolving fuel cell catalysts

Atomic-level imaging of catalysts could help manufacturers lower the cost and improve the performance of emission-free fuel cell technologies.
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The world’s first electrically driven optical antenna

The world’s first electrically driven optical antenna | Science et Technique | Scoop.it
Physicists from the University of Würzburg have managed to use an electric current to emit light from a nanoantenna only 250 nanometres in size. They present their breakthrough in the magazine "Nature Photonics".

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Super environmentally friendly: the 'fool’s gold battery'

High-performance lithium ion batteries face a major problem: Lithium will eventually start to run out as batteries are deployed in electric cars and stationary storage units. Researchers have now discovered an alternative: the “fool’s gold battery”.
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Piéger le gaz carbonique grâce à des liquides… poreux !

Piéger le gaz carbonique grâce à des liquides… poreux ! | Science et Technique | Scoop.it
Des chercheurs irlandais viennent de présenter un liquide… poreux ! En piégeant le gaz dans des sortes de trous, il peut en absorber une quantité considérable.
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Accidental discovery bubbles with promise for safer hydrogen storage

A surprise discovery may speed the transformation to hydrogen as a major fuel source in the future. Scientists discovered a biopolymer that was capturing and storing hydrogen.
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La Multifab, l’imprimante 3D capable de manipuler jusqu’à 10 matériaux

La Multifab, l’imprimante 3D capable de manipuler jusqu’à 10 matériaux | Science et Technique | Scoop.it
Les imprimantes 3D n’ont qu’à bien se tenir si elles ne veulent pas être reléguées au rang d’antiquité. La relève approche. Elle porte un nom : la Multifab.
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High durability, efficiency of 1 cm2 size perovskite solar cells

A research group has improved the power conversion efficiency (PCE) of perovskite solar cells to over 16% while employing cells that were greater than 1 cm2.
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A new way to look at metal organic frameworks

Scientists have developed a technique called 'gas adsorption crystallography' that provides a new way to study the process by which metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are able to store immense volumes of gases such a carbon dioxide, hydrogen and...
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Researcher develops material to create sustainable energy source

A new article details how this new material efficiently captures sunlight and then, how the energy can be used to break down water into oxygen and hydrogen.
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Spinning into future electronics

UK: Scientists at the University of Nottingham have developed a new material which, it is hoped, will provide more processing power and a lo
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Manipulating wrinkles could lead to graphene semiconductors

Scientists have used the tip of a scanning tunneling microscope to manipulate the formation of wrinkles in graphene, opening the way to the construction of graphene semiconductors not through chemical means--by adding other elements -- but by manipulating...
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Le matériau qui se répare lui-même

Le matériau qui se répare lui-même | Science et Technique | Scoop.it
Pensé avant tout pour un usage spatial, le matériau « capable de se régénérer tout seul » répond à un besoin de sécurité.
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New vision for multifunctional materials

Taking a cue from nature, scientists have deciphered how the biomineral making up the body armor of a chiton mollusk has evolved to create functional eyes embedded in the animal's protective shell.
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Researchers find way to produce large-area graphene 100 times cheaper

Researchers find way to produce large-area graphene 100 times cheaper | Science et Technique | Scoop.it
Graphene has been hailed as a wonder material since it was first isolated from graphite in 2004. Graphene is just a single atom thick but it is flexible, stronger than steel, and capable of efficiently conducting heat and electricity.

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Electronic plants created

Researchers have created analog and digital electronics circuits inside living plants. The scientists have used the vascular system of living roses to build key components of electronic circuits.
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Une « puce photonique » pour démultiplier le stockage de données

Une « puce photonique » pour démultiplier le stockage de données | Science et Technique | Scoop.it
Utiliser la lumière pour stocker des données de manière permanente : ‎c’est l’idée de l’équipe de chercheurs de Harish Bhaskaran,‎ expert en nanoingénierie de l’université d’Oxford.
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Inédit : refroidir un liquide avec un laser, c'est désormais possible !

Inédit : refroidir un liquide avec un laser, c'est désormais possible ! | Science et Technique | Scoop.it
Des chercheurs américains ont réussi, pour la première fois, à refroidir un liquide avec un laser.
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New class of materials for organic electronics

Polymeric carbon nitride is an organic material with interesting optoelectronic properties. As an inexpensive photocatalyst, it can be used to facilitate water splitting using sunlight.
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Conducting gels, from waste to wealth

Scientists have demonstrated an innovative way of using a gel to extract precious metals such as silver and gold from waste and convert them into conducting nanoparticles to form a hybrid nanomaterial potentially suitable for a range of high-tech...
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Nanocomposites polymères à renfort cellulosique

Nanocomposites polymères à renfort cellulosique | Science et Technique | Scoop.it
Apprenez que l’utilisation de nanocellulose comme agent de renfort améliore significativement les propriétés mécaniques des matériaux nanocomposites à matrice polymère.
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Graphene printing for flexible electronics

Sweden: A simple and mature technology for the inkjet printing of high quality few-layer graphene for flexible electronics has been demonstrated by scientists from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.
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It's a beauty: Quantum crystal is now more valuable

Physicists have made their 'quantum crystal' of ultracold molecules more valuable than ever by packing about five times more molecules into it. The denser crystal will help scientists unlock the secrets of magnets and other, more exotic materials.
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Physicists uncover novel phase of matter

A team of physicists has discovered an unusual form of matter -- not a conventional metal, insulator, or magnet, for example, but something entirely different.
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