FRONT PAGES: Can Defects Make Inert Materials More Useful And Active?
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FRONT PAGES: Can Defects Make Inert Materials More Useful And Active?

Newswise — UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Demonstrating that a material thought to be always chemically inert, hexagonal boron nitride (hBN), can be turned chemically active holds potential for a new class of catalysts with a wide range of applications, according to an international team of researchers.hBN is a layered material and monolayers can be exfoliated…

SCIENCE NEWS: Are defects capable of making inert materials useful and active?
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SCIENCE NEWS: Are defects capable of making inert materials useful and active?

SCIENCE NEWS: Photoluminescence can detect defects in hexagonal boron-nitride’s lattice structure. Photoluminescence is when a light beam is reflected with energy or color on the material. This causes the defect to change in color. The figure also shows hydrogen bubbles generated from defects that have catalyst atoms (gray spheres attached at the vacancies). Credit: Elizabeth…

FRONT PAGES: Building Bacteria To Sustain Us
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FRONT PAGES: Building Bacteria To Sustain Us

Newswise — That feeling in your gut? Well, it’s in your head, but some of it does truly start in the gastrointestinal tract. Some of the trillions of bacteria living in your gut — among viruses, eukaryotes and archaea — synthesize some of the neurotransmitters that are responsible for your nerves, anxiety and euphoria.When you don’t…

RUSSIA NEWS: Zimbabwean government delegation highlights opportunities for cooperation with Russia
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RUSSIA NEWS: Zimbabwean government delegation highlights opportunities for cooperation with Russia

RUSSIA NEWS: PRETORIA, November 12. /TASS/. There are great opportunities for the implementation of joint projects involving Zimbabwe and Russia, members of a Zimbabwean government delegation led by Deputy Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education and Innovation, Science and Technology Development Raymore Machingura told TASS following a visit to Russia earlier in the month. “The…

FRONT PAGE: Synthesizing Nanomaterials From Nature’s Blueprints
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FRONT PAGE: Synthesizing Nanomaterials From Nature’s Blueprints

​Article by Sarah Wong, Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryNewswise — Velcro. Airplanes. Sonar. What do these have in common? The invention of each was inspired by nature. Velcro mimics burdock burr’s ability to attach to clothing. Birds in flight motivated the eventual development of airplanes. Bats use echolocation to navigate, providing the inspiration for sonar.At Pacific…

BUSINESS: The Global 5G Materials Market Is Growing Rapidly As 5G Network Rollout Expands
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BUSINESS: The Global 5G Materials Market Is Growing Rapidly As 5G Network Rollout Expands

Use of artificial intelligence technology in developing new 5G materials presents lucrative prospects for market players, says Frost & SullivanSAN ANTONIO, Nov. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — As the rollout of 5G networks increases, stakeholders face challenges related to transmission losses in electronic components, such as 5G antennas, filters, circulators, cables, and wirings, driving the need for…

FRONT PAGE: Carbon Nanotube-Based Sensor Can Detect SARS-CoV-2 Proteins
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FRONT PAGE: Carbon Nanotube-Based Sensor Can Detect SARS-CoV-2 Proteins

Newswise — CAMBRIDGE, MA — Using specialized carbon nanotubes, MIT engineers have designed a novel sensor that can detect SARS-CoV-2 without any antibodies, giving a result within minutes. Their new sensor is based on technology that can quickly generate rapid and accurate diagnostics, not just for Covid-19 but for future pandemics, the researchers say.“A rapid…

FRONT PAGE: To Mask Or Not To Mask: Study Provides Mechanism To Test Materials
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FRONT PAGE: To Mask Or Not To Mask: Study Provides Mechanism To Test Materials

Newswise — STONY BROOK, NY, October 21, 2021 – In a study that used inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry to mimic respiratory droplets that can carry viruses, researchers demonstrated a mechanism that enables multiple mask materials to be protective. Led by Stony Brook University Professor Amy Marschilok, PhD, the study findings suggest that adsorptivity of…

FRONT PAGES: Researchers Find The Optimal Pressure To Increase The Performance Of Lithium-Metal Batteries
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FRONT PAGES: Researchers Find The Optimal Pressure To Increase The Performance Of Lithium-Metal Batteries

Newswise — A team of materials scientists  and chemists has determined the proper stack pressure that lithium metal batteries, or LMBs, need to be subjected to during battery operation in order to produce optimal performance. The team, which includes researchers from the University of California San Diego, Michigan State University, Idaho National Laboratory and the General…

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