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Hydrogen Produced from Aluminum and Water

Hydrogen Produced from Aluminum and Water

Scientists at Pennsylvania State University and Virginia Commonwealth University are producing hydrogen by exposing clusters of aluminum atoms to water. Rather than relying on the electronic properties of the aluminum, this new process depends on the geometric distribution of atoms ...

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New Strong, Light, and Stretchy Materials

New Strong, Light, and Stretchy Materials

A team of researchers led by Ludwig Gauckler, a Professor of material science at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland, has created a nanocomposite of aluminum oxide and a polymer, which is as tough as metal but ...

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Heavy Metals

Heavy Metals

A team of physicists recently found that an atomic nucleus can hold many more neutrons than what was previously considered possible. In experiments conducted earlier this year, researchers created and detected one new ultra-heavy isotope of magnesium – magnesium-40 – ...

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Aluminum-Gallium to Make Hydrogen

Aluminum-Gallium to Make Hydrogen

Researchers from the Purdue University in Indiana have developed a method that uses an aluminum alloy to extract hydrogen from water. The hydrogen may be used for running fuel cells or internal combustion engines, which in turn could be used ...

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Easy Desk Makes Computing Easier

Easy Desk Makes Computing Easier

Portable laptop? What about a portable desk? This foldable aluminum desk is designed specifically for using laptop computers comfortably in all sorts of positions – while sitting on a chair or sofa, lying on your back in bed – or ...

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