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  • Board punnet supplier: plastic more sustainable
    A leading supplier of board punnets for grapes to Waitrose has conceded there are other applications where plastic remains more sustainable.
    - 2 days ago, 14 Nov 19, 5:40am -
  • Heat sealing method for bags unveiled by GIC
    UK machinery manufacturer GIC is now able to integrate quick pulse heat (QPH) sealing into its bagging equipment, improving production and materials efficiency.
    - 2 days ago, 14 Nov 19, 5:23am -
  • Brands bite the bullet on recycled plastic price
    Regulatory and consumer pressure is likely to mean brand owners and retailers remaining committed to using recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET) in their bottles, despite being more expensive than virgin polymer.
    - 2 days ago, 14 Nov 19, 5:07am -
  • Fox’s sale key to 2 Sisters’ turnaround plans
    2 Sisters Food Groupâs disposal of the Foxâs Biscuits business will be key to a major turnaround at the firm after it posted an upturn in performance for the fourth quarter of this year, experts have claimed.
    - 2 days ago, 13 Nov 19, 11:30am -
  • Arla to create climate database to tackle emissions
    Dairy processor Arla has set out to create the worldâs largest climate database as part of its drive towards net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
    - 2 days ago, 13 Nov 19, 10:17am -
  • Unilever names Nils Andersen as new chairman
    Unilever has announced the appointment of Nils Andersen as its new chairman following the departure of previous head Marijn Dekkers.
    - 2 days ago, 13 Nov 19, 8:53am -
  • Innovation impacted by access to talent
    Access to talent and the impact of Brexit were two of the biggest factors affecting investment in research and development (R&D), according to new findings from business performance consultancy Ayming.
    - 3 days ago, 13 Nov 19, 7:39am -
  • Mondelēz recalls Cadbury's Little Robins amid allergen concerns
    Mondelēz International has recalled batches of its Cadburyâs Dairy Milk Little Robins product after it was revealed that they contained almonds not mentioned on the label.
    - 3 days ago, 13 Nov 19, 6:15am -
  • Mars launches vegan Galaxy bars
    Confectionery giant Mars is to launch its first vegan chocolate product under the Galaxy brand in the UK later this month.
    - 3 days ago, 13 Nov 19, 5:41am -
  • EU chlorates debate to extend into 2020
    European Commission (EC) proposals concerning chlorates in food and drinking water look set to be debated into 2020, according to chief executive of the Chilled Food Association Kaarin Goodburn.
    - 3 days ago, 12 Nov 19, 11:24am -

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  • newIncreased 3D printing speed
    3D printing company Aurora Labs says that it has increased the speed of its rapid manufacturing technology (RMT), achieving a print speed of 350 kg/day.The RMP1 Beta, a pre-production model which was used in tests, has a print bed of 450 mm x 400…
    - 13 hours ago, 15 Nov 19, 7:15am -
  • newNCDMM vice president named CFO of the year
    The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) says that its vice president and CFO Gene Berkebile has been honored by the Pittsburgh Business Times (PBT) as CFO of the year.‘On behalf of all of us at NCDMM, I want to con…
    - 13 hours ago, 15 Nov 19, 7:15am -
  • newFabrics show call for papers
    The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Expo 2020 has issued a call for papers. According to the IFAI, the event will be held from 4–6 November 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.The call for presentations deadline is 30 Janu…
    - 13 hours ago, 15 Nov 19, 7:15am -
  • newMolybdenum disulfide sandwich makes superconducting transistor

    Molybdenum disulfide sandwich makes superconducting transistor

    This is a schematic (top) and scanning electron microscope image (bottom) of the suspended double layer of molybdenum disulfide with ionic liquid gating. Image: Justin Ye group, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials, University of Groningen.In sup…
    - 17 hours ago, 15 Nov 19, 4:00am -
  • newIndium helps upgrade perovskite-based solar cells

    Indium helps upgrade perovskite-based solar cells

    This electron microscope image shows a cross-section of the all-inorganic perovskite solar cell developed at Rice University. From top, the layers comprise a carbon electrode, perovskite, titanium oxide, fluorine-doped tin oxide and glass; the scale…
    - 17 hours ago, 15 Nov 19, 3:59am -
  • newScientists assemble nanomaterials using light-based ‘tractor beam’

    Scientists assemble nanomaterials using light-based ‘tractor beam’

    Focused laser light generates an optical tractor beam that can manipulate and orient semiconductor nanorods (red) with metal tips (blue) in an organic solvent solution. The energy from the laser superheats the metallic tip of the trapped nanorod, all…
    - 17 hours ago, 15 Nov 19, 3:59am -
  • Metal Powder market could benefit from AM
    The global metal powder market had revenues of around US$4.3 billion in 2017, and could expand at a CAGR of 3.0% from 2018 to 2028, according to a new report by analysts Persistence Market Research.The revenue increase is based on automotive prod…
    - 1 day ago, 14 Nov 19, 9:45am -
  • September 2019 mining total US$1.9 billion
    Total metals and mining industry M&A deals in September 2019 were worth US$1.9 billion, according to business analyst GlobalData.This is a decrease of 6.7% over the previous month and a drop of 63.4% when compared with the last 12-month average,…
    - 1 day ago, 14 Nov 19, 9:45am -
  • Toray announces six month results
    Toray Industries has reported net sales of ¥1,122,359 for the first six months of 2019, compared to ¥1,191,212 for the same period of 2018. Sales in its Fibers and Textiles business was ¥451,234, compared to  ¥503,072, while in Carbon Fiber…
    - 1 day ago, 14 Nov 19, 9:30am -
  • Owens Corning reports Q3 2019 results
    Glass fiber specialist Owens Corning has reported consolidated net sales of US$1.9 billion in third-quarter 2019, compared with US$1.8 billion in Q3 2018, an increase of 4%.According to the company, it witnessed volume growth in the roofing and c…
    - 1 day ago, 14 Nov 19, 9:30am -

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Nature: Nanotechnology

  • An antifouling coating that enables affinity-based electrochemical biosensing in complex biological fluids

    An antifouling coating that enables affinity-based electrochemical biosensing in complex biological fluids

    Nature Nanotechnology, Published online: 11 November 2019; doi:10.1038/s41565-019-0566-zAn antifouling coating for electrodes that consists of a three-dimensional porous matrix of cross-linked bovine serum albumin supported by a network of conductive…
    - 5 days ago, 10 Nov 19, 7:00pm -
  • Determining the phase diagram of atomically thin layered antiferromagnet CrCl<sub>3</sub>

    Determining the phase diagram of atomically thin layered antiferromagnet CrCl<sub>3</sub>

    Nature Nanotechnology, Published online: 11 November 2019; doi:10.1038/s41565-019-0565-0A comprehensive understanding of the magnetic phase diagram of atomically thin layered antiferromagnets is obtained by combining systematic tunnelling magnetocond…
    - 5 days ago, 10 Nov 19, 7:00pm -
  • Finally, a simple solution to biofouling

    Finally, a simple solution to biofouling

    Nature Nanotechnology, Published online: 11 November 2019; doi:10.1038/s41565-019-0573-0Composite electrodes made of nanowires and bovine serum albumin enable electrochemical protein biosensors that can be used in whole blood for a month or more.
    - 5 days ago, 10 Nov 19, 7:00pm -
  • Best practices from nano-risk analysis relevant for other emerging technologies

    Best practices from nano-risk analysis relevant for other emerging technologies

    Nature Nanotechnology, Published online: 06 November 2019; doi:10.1038/s41565-019-0572-1The experiences gained from the past 15 years of nanomaterial risk analysis may be useful for the risk analysis efforts of other emerging technologies.
    - 10 days ago, 5 Nov 19, 7:00pm -
  • Smart cancer nanomedicine

    Smart cancer nanomedicine

    Nature Nanotechnology, Published online: 06 November 2019; doi:10.1038/s41565-019-0567-yThe use of nanomedicine in cancer requires the adoption of specific strategies to optimize its potential. This perspective proposes four strategies including the…
    - 10 days ago, 5 Nov 19, 7:00pm -
  • Fifteen years of nanoEHS research advances science and fosters a vibrant community

    Fifteen years of nanoEHS research advances science and fosters a vibrant community

    Nature Nanotechnology, Published online: 06 November 2019; doi:10.1038/s41565-019-0574-zAs new nanomaterials, manufacturing methods and applications advance, the nanotechnology-related environmental, health and safety community is well positioned to…
    - 10 days ago, 5 Nov 19, 7:00pm -
  • Long live the NNI

    Long live the NNI

    Nature Nanotechnology, Published online: 06 November 2019; doi:10.1038/s41565-019-0580-1The coordinating role of the National Nanotechnology Initiative will be essential for the development of research at the nanoscale in the next decades.
    - 10 days ago, 5 Nov 19, 7:00pm -
  • Actuating smart

    Actuating smart

    Nature Nanotechnology, Published online: 04 November 2019; doi:10.1038/s41565-019-0569-9Photoresponsive hydrogel pillars can be conveniently tuned to achieve either phototropic orientation or phototactic swimming.
    - 12 days ago, 3 Nov 19, 7:00pm -
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Phys.org: Material Science

  • newA marvelous molecular machine

    A marvelous molecular machine

    Squids, octopuses and cuttlefish are undisputed masters of deception and camouflage. Their extraordinary ability to change color, texture and shape is unrivaled, even by modern technology.
    - 3 hours ago, 15 Nov 19, 5:53pm -
  • newAtomically dispersed Ni is coke-resistant for dry reforming of methane

    Atomically dispersed Ni is coke-resistant for dry reforming of methane

    Dry reforming of methane (DRM) is the process of converting methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2) into synthesis gas (syngas). Since CO2 and CH4 are the two most important atmospheric greenhouse gases (GHGs), as well as abundant and low-cost carbon…
    - 10 hours ago, 15 Nov 19, 10:51am -
  • newWater could modulate the activity and selectivity of carbon dioxide reduction

    Water could modulate the activity and selectivity of carbon dioxide reduction

    As an alternative to the depletion of fossil resources, the reduction of CO2 emitted from fossil fuel combustion into valuable chemicals and fuel has drawn increasing attention. Due to the highly thermodynamic stability of CO2, it is still very chall…
    - 10 hours ago, 15 Nov 19, 10:50am -
  • newStretchable, self-healing and semiconducting polymer films for electronic skin (e-skin)

    Stretchable, self-healing and semiconducting polymer films for electronic skin (e-skin)

    Next-generation polymers developed in the lab must become stretchable and self-healing to form novel skin-like sensory devices to meet the demands of futuristic electronic skin applications. Although researchers have made notable advances in skin-ins…
    - 11 hours ago, 15 Nov 19, 9:40am -
  • newUsing aluminum and lasers to make bendable glass

    Using aluminum and lasers to make bendable glass

    An international team of researchers has found a way to make bendable glass using lasers fired at crystalline aluminum oxide. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their technique and the features of the glass they prod…
    - 11 hours ago, 15 Nov 19, 9:20am -
  • newData sharing is the future of materials research

    Data sharing is the future of materials research

    Using data to design and develop totally new materials is a rapidly growing area of science. A group of researchers at Aalto University have just published a paper that details the growth of data-driven materials science so far and offers their persp…
    - 12 hours ago, 15 Nov 19, 8:52am -
  • Chemists use light to build biologically active compounds

    Chemists use light to build biologically active compounds

    Some of the most biologically active molecules, including synthetic drugs, contain a central, nitrogen-containing chemical structure called an isoquinuclidine. This core has a three-dimensional shape which means it has the potential to interact more…
    - 1 day ago, 14 Nov 19, 1:26pm -
  • Engineers find bottlebrush copolymers can be tailored for applications

    Engineers find bottlebrush copolymers can be tailored for applications

    A microscopic polymer in the form of a common kitchen implement could give industry exquisite control over coatings.
    - 1 day ago, 14 Nov 19, 12:09pm -
  • Observing changes in the chirality of molecules in real time

    Observing changes in the chirality of molecules in real time

    Some molecules can exist in two mirror-image forms, similar to our hands. Although such so-called enantiomers have almost identical physical properties, they are not the same. The fact that they behave to each other like image and mirror image is cal…
    - 1 day ago, 14 Nov 19, 11:09am -
  • New material breaks world record for turning heat into electricity

    New material breaks world record for turning heat into electricity

    A new type of material generates electrical current very efficiently from temperature differences. This allows sensors and small processors to supply themselves with energy wirelessly.
    - 1 day ago, 14 Nov 19, 10:27am -

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