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3D printed living tissue may eliminate animal testing

English scientists have figured out a way to 3D print cells grown in a laboratory to create living structures. Researchers were able to showcase...

2-faced 2-D material is a first

The Rice laboratory of materials scientist Jun Lou has made a semiconducting transition-metal dichalcogenide (TMD) that starts as a monolayer of molybdenum diselenide. They...

A battery-inspired strategy for carbon fixation

Scientists working toward the elusive lithium-air battery discovered an unexpected approach to capturing and storing carbon dioxide away from the atmosphere. Using a design...

‘Perfect liquid’ quark-gluon plasma is the most vortical fluid

Particle collisions recreating the quark-gluon plasma (QGP) that filled the early universe reveal that droplets of this primordial soup swirl far faster than any...

2-D materials clean up their act

Two-dimensional materials such as graphene may only be one or two atoms thick but they are poised to power flexible electronics, revolutionize composites and...

Bubbles help new catalysts self-optimize

Scientists have predicted and created new two-dimensional electrocatalysts to extract hydrogen from water with high performance and low cost. In the process, they also...

Scientists develop fast chemistry that unlocks a new class of polymers

A team of researchers has developed a faster and easier way to make sulfur-containing polymers that will lower the cost of large-scale production. The...

Radioactive substances leave electron ‘fingerprints’ behind

Nuclear radiation rearranges the electrons in insulators such as brick, glass and porcelain. So comparing the positions of electrons in atoms at different spots...

Uranium-based compound improves manufacturing of nitrogen products

Scientists have developed a uranium-based complex that can allow nitrogen fixation reactions to take place in ambient conditions. The work overcomes one of the...

A way to speed up reaction discoveries using automation

A pair of researchers has found a way to automate reaction discoveries, thereby speeding up the process. Discovering new chemical reactions with useful applications is generally...