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  • Sustainable new material for carbon dioxide capture
    Scientists have developed a new material for capturing carbon dioxide. The new material offers many benefits -- it is sustainable, has a high capture rate, and has low operating costs.... Read more »
  • You create your own false information, study finds
    Along with partisan news outlets and political blogs, there's another surprising source of misinformation on controversial topics -- it's you. A new study found that people given accurate statistics on a controversial issue tended to misremember those numbers to fit commonly held beliefs.... Read more »
  • Closing critical gap in weather forecasting
    Scientists working on the next frontier of weather forecasting are hoping that weather conditions 3-to-4 weeks out will soon be as readily available as seven-day forecasts. Having this type of weather information--called subseasonal forecasts--in the hands of the public and emergency managers can provide the critical lead time necessary to... Read more »
  • Dramatic health benefits following air pollution reduction
    Reductions in air pollution yielded fast and dramatic impacts on health-outcomes, as well as decreases in all-cause morbidity, according to new findings.... Read more »
  • Electronic map reveals 'rules of the road' in superconductor
    Using a clever technique that causes unruly crystals of iron selenide to snap into alignment, physicists have drawn a road map that reveals the quantum ''rules of the road'' that electrons must follow in the enigmatic superconductor.... Read more »
  • European industries lead new Graphene Flagship projects to shape EU's future
    (Graphene Flagship) The Graphene Flagship and leading European industries will co-fund a total of 92 million EUR to catalyse the commercialisation of graphene-enabled products.... Read more »
  • Lehigh University professor Jeffrey Rickman elected as Fellow of ASM International
    (Lehigh University) Jeffrey Rickman, a Lehigh University professor of materials science and engineering and physics, has been elected as a Fellow of ASM International, the leading association of engineers and scientists in the field of materials science. He was recognized for 'significant contributions in computational materials science of defects and... Read more »
  • Deeper understanding of irregular heartbeat may lead to more effective treatment
    (Imperial College London) Researchers at Imperial have shown how the chaotic electrical signals underlying irregular heart rhythms lead to the failure of standard treatments.... Read more »
  • A sustainable new material for carbon dioxide capture
    (Chalmers University of Technology) In a joint research study from Sweden, scientists from Chalmers University of Technology and Stockholm University have developed a new material for capturing carbon dioxide. The new material offers many benefits -- it is sustainable, has a high capture rate, and has low operating costs. The... Read more »
  • Ben-Gurion University researchers develop new method to remove dust on solar panels
    (American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) Particle removal increased from 41% on hydrophilic smooth Si wafers to 98% on superhydrophobic Si-based nanotextured surfaces. The researchers confirmed these results by measuring the adhesion of a micron-sized particle to the flat and nanotextured substrate using an atomic force microscope. They found... Read more »