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Video: Silver nanoparticles can keep you from smelling bad

By Faye Oney / September 26, 2018

Does your clothing sometimes stink after a good workout? Today’s video shows how an element in the periodic table—silver—can kill the bacteria that causes body odor. Watch the video to learn more about silver’s stink-slaying superpowers.

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Killer silicon nitride: Bioceramic slaughters bacteria, could now help fight gum disease

By April Gocha / May 9, 2016

According to the American Chemical Society, silicon nitride’s super antibacterial abilities may soon bring the material into your mouth to build better dental implants and help fight gum disease.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / April 20, 2016

Nanotubes align into wafer-thin films, perovskite solar cells get a squeeze, new LED covers full visible spectrum, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 20, 2016.

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Look out MRSA, here come ceramics: Clay may be key to thwarting antibiotic-resistant bacteria

By April Gocha / July 30, 2014

Arizona State University and US Geological Survey scientists report that mineral clay deposits may be key to stemming worldwide increases in deadly antibacterial resistance.

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Doped yttrium silicate ceramics perform antibacterial upconversion magic trick

By April Gocha / March 11, 2014

Scientists have created antimicrobial ceramics from yttrium silicate that can perform photon upconversion to kill bacteria on the ceramic’s surfaces.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Jim Destefani / July 8, 2013

CMCs for power plant applications (Science Network Western Australia) Scientists at the School of Materials Science and Technology, China University of Geosciences (Beijing) and the School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering, The University of Western Australia (Perth) have developed iron-sialon ceramic matrix composite materials they say can drastically reduce the maintenance required for fluidized bed power…

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