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Cigarette butts mixed with asphalt create new pavement material

By Faye Oney / August 25, 2017

A research team may have solved the cigarette butt litter problem. By mixing discarded cigarette butts with asphalt concrete, they produced a material that can handle heavy traffic and reduce the urban heat island effect.

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Tech innovation roundup: See-through circuitry, wi-fi from lasers, and liquid metals propel next-gen electronics

By Stephanie Liverani / August 16, 2016

In the past couple weeks alone, significant innovations in next-generation electronic devices have made news. Check out these recent buzzworthy developments in tech research that are helping transform electronics as we know them.

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Video: New breathable-yet-protective material protects soldiers from biological and chemical hazards

By Stephanie Liverani / August 10, 2016

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California are developing a material for protective military uniforms that is highly breathable yet protects from biological and chemical threats.

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Latest self-cleaning technologies mean a lower-maintenance, ‘greener’ future

By Stephanie Liverani / March 28, 2016

The latest innovations in self-cleaning surfaces, materials, and technologies focus on low-maintenance, energy-efficient solutions for many industries with major scale-up potential.

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