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IIT Bombay team removes heavy metals from water with greater efficiency

IIT Bombay researchers have fabricated a carbon-based nanostructure that is capable of simultaneously adsorbing with very high efficiency four heavy metals — arsenic, chromium, cadmium and mercury — from wastewater. The nanostructure can be recycled and reused multiple times. |SOURCE| Simultaneously removing heavy metals such as arsenic, chromium, [...] Read more

Watch the first-ever video of individual atoms bonding and breaking

If atoms did not connect to one another, everything we know would not exist. The Sun, the Earth, animals, plants, us — we are all based on that single chemical process when two atoms bond and form matter. |SOURCE| And yet, as essential as this process is, scientists have never been able to record it on camera. That’s because chemical bonds occur [...] Read more

Material developed which is heat-insulating and heat-conducting at the same time

Styrofoam or copper - both materials have very different properties with regard to their ability to conduct heat. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P) in Mainz and the University of Bayreuth have now jointly developed and characterized a novel, extremely thin and transparent material that has different thermal [...] Read more

A platform for stable quantum computing, a playground for exotic physics

Move over Godzilla vs. King Kong. This is the crossover event you’ve been waiting for — at least if you’re a condensed-matter physicist. Harvard University researchers have demonstrated the first material that can have both strongly correlated electron interactions and topological properties. |SOURCE| Not sure what that means? Don’t worry, we’ll [...] Read more

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