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March 18, 2018

Polymer chain wraps up proteins to keep them stable

Methacrylate heteropolymer makes proteins comfortable in solvents they don’t normally like

March 15, 2018

Hardy hydrogel cleans water

A gel acts as a sponge for anions, removing negatively charged water contaminants

March 12, 2018

Melting snow piles with an aluminum blanket

A heat-absorbing, conductive mat speeds up melting to get rid of snow piles faster

March 9, 2018

Graphene opens up new applications for microscale resonators

Operation at high temperatures and broad tunability could bring microelectromechanical resonators to space and beyond

March 5, 2018

Watching palladium directly synthesize hydrogen peroxide

Spectroscopy insights could lead to an inexpensive route to an industrial oxidizer

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