Instructing neural cell growth with synthetic hydrogels

Researchers have reported a multi-component hydrogel material that can be utilized to direct the fate of neural precursor cells in vitro.

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Contrast Methods in Industrial Inspection Microscopy

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Markus Fabich runs through the various contrast methods that exist for use in inspection microscopy in this webinar, sponsored by Olympus – now available to view on demand.

Unique catalysts for hydrogen fuel cells synthesized

Researchers show how a unique nano-alloy composed of palladium nano-islands embedded in tungsten nanoparticles creates a new type of catalyst.

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Next generation batteries with titanium dioxide anodes

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) have developed a new battery that can be recharged up to 70 per cent in only 2 minutes.

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BASF inaugurates catalysts manufacturing operation in Shanghai

BASF have inaugurated its expanded mobile emissions catalysts manufacturing operation in Shanghai, China.

Nuclear waste storage materials research wins grant

An American team have won an $800,000 grant to research stable materials for nuclear waste storage.

Exploring the chemistry of slag from flash ironmaking

Mohassab and Sohn at the University of Utah are leading a team to explore the chemistry of slag under the conditions of the flash ironmaking process.

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Targeting cancer cells with functionalised nanorods

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Researchers have described composite nanorods that consist of long iron segments and short gold tips and can be functionalized with biomolecules of interest.

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Reducing the energy consumption of ironmaking

Models of silicate melt structural entities that coexist in different ratios depending on the chemical environment. Q-notation for each structural unit and non-bridging oxygen (red) per silicon atom (grey), NBO/Si, are two different ways to indicate the extent of polymerization. The term bridging oxygen describes an oxygen atom boding two silicon atoms together.

Utah researchers are leading an investigation on the chemistry of slag under the conditions of a transformational ironmaking technology being developed.

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Cancer treatment based on PLGA microparticles

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Researchers have developed a cancer imaging and therapy agent composed of PLGA microparticles encapsulating a perfluorocarbon liquid core.

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