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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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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / January 27, 2016

Lehigh awarded anti-thermal materials grant, photochemistry from quantum dots, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 27, 2016.

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The beer brewer’s kin: The genealogy of lager beer microbes

By Eileen De Guire / August 31, 2011

Octoberfest in Germany. Credit: senator86; Wikepedia, Creative Commons license It’s September, which means Octoberfest season is almost here. Ever wonder what really makes those delicious brews? I just came across this fun piece of science about the domestication of yeast microbes, those friendly little beasts that make lager beers for us. The domestication of plants…

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