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Waterproof ‘e-glove’ could help scuba divers communicate

Researchers reporting in ACS Nano have constructed a waterproof “e-glove” that wirelessly transmits hand gestures made underwater to a computer that translates them into messages. The new technology could someday help divers communicate better...
5-Apr-2024 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Water-based paints: Less stinky, but some still contain potentially hazardous chemicals

Choosing paint for your home brings a lot of options: What kind of paint, what type of finish and what color? Water-based paints have emerged as “greener” and less smelly than solvent-based options. And they are often advertised as containing...
29-Mar-2024 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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A simple way to harvest more ‘blue energy’ from waves

Researchers report in ACS Energy Letters that repositioning the electrode in a “blue energy” harvesting device — from the center of a see-sawing liquid-filled tube to the end where the water crashes with the most force — dramatically...
29-Mar-2024 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Testing environmental water to monitor COVID-19 spread in unsheltered encampments

To better understand COVID-19’s spread during the pandemic, public health officials expanded wastewater surveillance. These efforts track SARS-CoV-2 levels and health risks among most people, but they miss people who live without shelter, a...
29-Mar-2024 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Hitting this stretchy, electronic material makes it tougher

Dropping wearable electronics, or hitting them really hard, usually breaks the devices. Now, researchers report on a flexible and electrically conductive material with “adaptive durability,” getting stronger when it is hit. They will present...
11-Mar-2024 11:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New model clarifies why water freezes at a range of temperatures

Though it’s known that tiny sites like soot and bacteria help water freeze, the fundamentals of how ice forms are vague. Scientists have now developed a theoretical model showing how structural details on surfaces influence water’s freezing...
11-Mar-2024 11:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Cleaning up environmental contaminants with quantum dot technology

Quantum dot research just won a Nobel Prize, and now, the applications for nontoxic quantum dots are being expanded. One team of researchers has designed carbon- and sulfur-based dots to help clean up the environment. They will present their results...
11-Mar-2024 11:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Crawfish could transfer ionic lithium from their environment into food chain

The increasing use of lithium-ion rechargeable batteries likely means more environmental contamination. Researchers have explored how lithium accumulates in crawfish, with implications for the environment and public health. They will present their...
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New Ingredients Keep Us Screaming for Ice Cream

Scientists in Wisconsin have discovered an ingredient that prevents the formation of ice crystals that can spoil the smooth, silky texture of ice cream and other frozen foods. The substance, which acts like an antifreeze, is non-toxic and doesn't...
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