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June 20, 2017

Polymer network captures drinking water contaminant

Cross-linked cyclodextrin removes 99% of the perfluorinated chemical PFOA from water in lab tests

June 16, 2017

Sunlight surprise raises cadmium pollution risk

Exposure to light increases solubility of cadmium red pigment in water, bucking conventional wisdom

June 12, 2017

Thirsty MOF sucks more water from air

A high-capacity, water-adsorbent metal-organic framework could help improve the performance of both water capture and adsorption cooling devices

June 8, 2017

Synthetic melanins display tunable properties

New method yields bioinspired polymers with UV-absorbing and charge-storing abilities

June 7, 2017

IBM researchers unveil first 5-nm chip

The breakthrough could help pave the way for cognitive computing and more efficient cell phones

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