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Names for four new superheavy elements formally proposed

Posted on 06/10 20:43 in Shows | 0

Twenty years later, it finally became clear that Ogawa had actually found an element, but not the one he thought: “nipponium” was actually element 75, which had already become known as rhenium by then.The Japanese team who discovered element 113 told IUPAC that they had chosen the name “nihonium” (Nh) in part to honor the trailblazing work of Dr.

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2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded for nanomachines

Posted on 10/13 21:03 in Shows | 0

Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Fraser Stoddart, and Bernard Feringa have been awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for the design and synthesis of molecular machines.Things didn’t go exactly the way he envisioned, but his ideas have been made real with the gallery of nanomachines Sauvage, Stoddart, and Feringa have made.

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Researchers develop 'breathalyzer' that can detect diabetes

Posted on 11/11 16:29 in Shows | 0

Breathalyzers to detect alcohol intoxication have existed for years, as the relationship between blood-alcohol content and alcohol in the breath is well understood.A team of researchers from Oxford University have succeeded in building a device that can flag patients as diabetic without the need for a blood test.

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Explosions used to make large quantities of graphene

Posted on 01/31 19:18 in Shows | 0

The problem is that graphene is incredibly difficult to make, but researchers at Kansas State University (KSU) might have stumbled upon a solution.The KSU team was working on creating carbon soot aerosol gels with combustion.

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Scientists finally make 'triangulene,' which is good, we think

Posted on 02/22 21:16 in Shows | 0

The new weirdness is called triangulene, a cousin of graphene that’s been theorized for decades but never successfully synthesized.Its makers only managed to make one molecule of the stuff at a time, and that with atomically precise tools.

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Hacked-together Lego Mindstorms bot kit brings science to a classroom near you

Posted on 03/22 18:48 in Shows | 0

Stanford researchers have hacked the Lego Mindstorms platform as a springboard to create a liquid-handling robotics kit, using inexpensive, off-the-shelf parts.” To fill that vacuum, the team created their own desktop liquid-handling robots that approach the performance of the far more costly automation systems found at universities and biotech labs, Riedel-Kruse said.

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Scientists Unravel the Mystery of Antarctica's Blood Falls

Posted on 05/01 13:54 in Shows | 0

However, geologist Griffith Taylor was made of sterner stuff when he discovered Blood Falls in the early 1900s.This flow of red liquid on Taylor Glacier in Antarctica has been perplexing scientists since it was discovered, but they’ve finally figured it out.

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