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Bubble wrap for more than packing and popping: Bubbles as mobile, self-contained laboratories

By April Gocha / July 22, 2014

George M. Whitesides and his team at Harvard have developed a potential new healthcare tool that is incredibly simple, cheap, and functional—bubble wrap as mobile laboratory storage vials.

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Fuel cell catalysts go subnano

By / August 1, 2009

Nature Chemistry reported that Japanese researchers have created subnano scale platinum clusters with high catalytic activity for use in fuel cell applications. The tiny catalyst particles – the smallest of which contain just 12 atoms in total – could help to conserve the planet’s limited supply of platinum. The team found that as they decreased…

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