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Faster, more precise, more stable: Study optimizes graphene growth

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Each atomic layer thin, tear-resistant, and stable. Graphene is seen as the material of the future. It is ideal for e.g. producing ultra-light electronics or highly stable mechanical components. But the wafer-thin carbon layers are difficult to produce. At the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Jürgen Kraus has manufactured self-supporting graphene membranes, and at the same time systematically investigated and optimized the growth of the graphene crystals. He was awarded the Evonik Research Prize for his work.Graphene breaks all records. It is the thinnest and most stable material in the world, ultralight, tear-proof, electrically conductive, and highly resilient....Powered by WPeMatico

Man-made fossil methane emission levels larger than previously believed

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In 2011 a team of researchers led by Vasilii Petrenko, an assistant professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Rochester, spent seven weeks in Antarctica collecting and studying 2,000-pound samples of glacial ice cores that date back nearly 12,000 years. The ancient air trapped within the ice revealed surprising new data about methane that may help inform today's policymakers as they consider ways to reduce global warming.In a new paper published in Nature, the researchers report two important findings regarding methane, a powerful greenhouse gas and large contributor to global...Powered by WPeMatico

Manganese in underground drinking water is cause for concern

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UCR study on US Glacial Aquifer and 3 Asian countries suggests public health officials should monitor manganese as a possible public health threatUnderground drinking water sources in parts of the U.S. and three Asian countries may not be as safe as previously thought due to high levels of manganese,...Powered by WPeMatico

Cutting-edge technology – research on new drugs at gigahertz magnetic field

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The University of Bayreuth supports research in the forefront of structural biology applied to molecular medicine, a field that was very successful in recent years. Scientists at this university focus, among others, on the development of antiviral drugs, novel antibiotics and strategies against allergies. These projects rely heavily on the world’s most powerful, high-resolution 1-GHz nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer, the second spectrometer of this field strength worldwide, after one that is located in Lyon/France. In contrast to the installation in Lyon, the Bayreuth spectrometer is a new generation instrument.“The potential for basic and applied research in the field of molecular medicine based on structural biology techniques at the University of Bayreuth is...Powered by WP

Start of BMBF grant research project on Tracer-Based Sorting for packaging recycling

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In Germany, 3 million tons of packaging waste is produced annually. How can high value secondary raw materials be recovered from this waste? Is it possible to produce new packaging materials from used packaging? These questions are addressed in a new research project managed by professors of the Pforzheim University. In project “Marker based sorting and recycling system for plastic packaging” (MaReK) professors Dr.-Ing. Claus Lang-Koetz and Dr.-Ing. Jörg Woidasky are collaborating with several industrial partners and one research partner in order to develop a new sorting system for plastic. The project was formally started earlier this month with a Kick-Off meeting at Pforzheim University.In Germany, 3 million tons of packaging waste is produced annually. Packaging is discarded daily in ea