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Better batteries? Study uncovers potential hidden impact of oxide nanoparticles on earth microbiome

By April Gocha / March 4, 2016

A new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the University of Minnesota shows that nanoparticles of lithium battery catalyst nickel manganese cobalt oxide may harm important bacteria that reside in the soil and have untold environmental consequences.

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Materials magic trick, Act III—Self-destructing electronics disappear before your very eyes

By April Gocha / June 10, 2015

University of Illinois researchers have innovated a solution to the enormous piles of electronics waste piling up around the world—electronics that self-destruct on command.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / June 25, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest for June 25, 2014.

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