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Paraffin offers superior solution to road salt for melting snow, ice

By Faye Oney / September 26, 2017

Salt has long been used on roads and sidewalks to melt snow and ice, but it can destroy vehicles and the environment over time. Researchers have developed a method for melting snow and ice using paraffin, which is less expensive and environmentally-friendly.

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Just add water: Does adding moisture to perovskite solar cells boost efficiency?

By Stephanie Liverani / July 29, 2016

Scientists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology in Japan are delving deeper into what it is about the perovskite fabrication process that enhances effectiveness—and adding water could be the key.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / May 18, 2016

Functionalized nanomaterials for carbon capture, floor tiles that generate power, and other materials stories that may be of interest for May 18, 2016.

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