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Silicon Nanoparticles Could Make Magnesium The Next Aluminum

In the mid-19th century, aluminum was one of the most expensive metals on Earth, even though it’s one of the most abundant metals in the Earth’s crust. That was because of the expensive and complicated process needed to turn it from its natural state to the metal we all enjoy. In the late 1880s, …

Energy Efficiency

‘Bubble pen’ can precisely write patterns with nanoparticles as small as 1 nanometer

Illustration of the bubble-pen pattern-writing process using an optically controlled microbubble on a plasmonic substrate. The small blue spheres are …

Nanotech
Nanotech

What is nanowaste and why should we worry about it?

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us. It represents a massive step forward and a big shift in all aspects of human life. However, like the …

Nanotech

X-rays and nanoparticles combine to kill cancer deep in the body

Cancer may be terrifying, but cancerous cells aren't actually that difficult to kill. The tricky bit is doing so without killing the host or making …

Exceptionally strong and lightweight new metal created

A team led by researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has created a super-strong yet light structural metal …

Engineering

Liquid graphene electrons flow 'like a wave through water' producing electric currents

The wonder material graphene has provided scientists with even more reasons to be optimistic about its applications, as they find its electrons …

'Five-dimensional' glass discs can store data for up to 13.8 billion years

"For future civilizations — or whatever else is out there"<p>Photographs fade, books rot, and even hard drives eventually fester. When you take the long view, preserving humanity's collective culture isn't a marathon, it's a relay — with successive generations passing on information from one …

Human Rights

Spirit Stuck in 'Insidious Invisible Rover Trap' on Mars

It could take week of tricky maneuvering to rescue the Mars rover Spirit from its current predicament. Spirit is stuck in an "insidious invisible …

Self-help

11 Fall Soups You Can Make in a Blender

Just because piña colada season is over doesn’t mean you should banish your blender to the back of the cabinet.<p>The appliance is the perfect tool for …

Food

9 Hot and Sour Soup Recipes That Are Better Than Takeout

Hot and sour soup is a beloved Chinese takeout staple, but it's easy to make at home and the results are extra-delicious. Here, nine amazing versions …

Food & Dining

The Easy DIY Hack for Homemade Ravioli

Making fresh ravioli at home isn’t difficult (especially if you use F&W’s step-by-step guide), but we have a hack that makes it stupid-easy. Simply …

Cooking

How to Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

Self-help

The lightest metal ever has been developed by Boeing - it's lighter than Styrofoam

Microlattice is the lightest metal ever to be invented - the structure is 99.99% air<p>Aerospace Boeing has invented the lightest metal ever, called microlattice. The product is 99.99 per cent air and will be used as a primary component in aerospace engineering - it'll be used to make space rockets.<p>By …