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Scientists find harmful metals in vapors from tank-style e-cigarettes

In a new study, researchers found the concentration of metals in electronic cigarette aerosols—or vapor—has increased since tank-style electronic cigarettes were introduced in 2013. The...

Scientists find new way to convert carbon dioxide into liquid fuels

A new way to convert carbon dioxide into the building block for sustainable liquid fuels was very efficient in tests and did not have...

Scientists create tunable, nanoscale, incandescent light source

Researchers have created possibly the world's smallest incandescent lightbulb. The new invention could have applications in sensing, photonics and perhaps computing platforms beyond the limitations...

Scientists find new way to cure baldness

Few things on earth strike fear into the hearts of men more profoundly than hair loss. But in a new study, researchers found reversing baldness...

Platinum-graphene fuel cell catalysts show superior stability over bulk platinum

Films of platinum only two atoms thick supported by graphene could enable fuel cell catalysts with unprecedented catalytic activity and longevity, says new study. Platinum...

Scientists create lightweight plastic 14 times stronger and 8 times lighter than steel

A new lightweight plastic that is 14 times stronger and eight times lighter (less dense) than steel may lead to next-generation military armor. Round, smooth...

This exotic crystal is fueling the quantum revolution

Scientists have discovered new properties in the chemical element bismuth that could prevent supercomputers from frying and enable the production of low power electronics. In...

A “GPS” to guide the discovery of new materials

New materials can contribute potential solutions to many societal issues—from increasing access to clean drinking water to improving solar panel efficiency. But figuring out how...

Scientists discover 43 new forms of carbon as hard as diamond

Superhard materials can slice, drill and polish other objects. They also hold potential for creating scratch-resistant coatings that could help keep expensive equipment safe from...

This reactor turns carbon dioxide into pure liquid fuel

An electrocatalysis reactor recycles carbon dioxide to produce pure liquid fuel solutions using electricity. The scientists behind the invention hope it will become an...