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Researchers bridge the gap between disciplines to better understand chemical reactions

04-May-2022

Simon Fraser University researchers are yielding new insights into how chemical reactions can be understood and guided. Results of their interdisciplinary approach have been published inPhysical Review Letters. Though chemical reactions may be very complex, they often follow a series of ...

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Breakthrough for efficient and high-speed spintronic devices

New soft X-ray source could be used for many applications in physics, chemistry, and biology

27-Apr-2022

INRS researchers and international partners have succeeded in looking at spin inside rare earth materials, using a tabletop ultrafast soft-X-ray microscope, for the first time. Sharing real-time information requires complex networks of systems. A promising approach for speeding up data storage ...

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Identifying toxic materials in water with machine learning

New research can quickly identify toxins from oil sands and tailing ponds

23-Mar-2022

Waste materials from oil sands extraction, stored in tailings ponds, can pose a risk to the natural habitat and neighbouring communities when they leach into groundwater and surface ecosystems. Until now, the challenge for the oil sands industry is that the proper analysis of toxic waste ...

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A previously unknown bacterial enzyme makes new type of biodegradable polymer

18-Mar-2022

Strings of sugars called polysaccharides are the most abundant biopolymers on Earth. Because of their versatile and environmentally friendly properties, these molecules could eventually replace some plastics. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Central Science have identified a previously unknown ...

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BASF acquires site for North American battery materials and recycling expansion in Canada

Target footprint initially with CAM production followed by precursor cathode materials, recycling and metals refining capacities

07-Mar-2022

BASF signed an agreement to secure land for its future cathode active materials and recycling site in Bécancour, Quebec, Canada, as part of its commitment to support North American producers in their transition to e-mobility. A regional supply chain is critical to ensure reliable and resilient ...

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Start-up works to transform the hydrogen economy

Ionomr Completes Series A Funding Agreement of US$15 million

26-Jan-2022

Ionomr Innovations Inc. has closed a $15 million US Series A funding round with lead investors Shell Ventures and Finindus, joined by Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV), NGIF Cleantech Ventures and Pallasite Ventures. "This strategic investment demonstrates the industry's confidence in Ionomr's ...

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AOMS Technologies Rebrands to Brickeye, Looks to the Future of Industrial IoT

26-Jan-2022

AOMS Technologies, a leader in advanced IoT solutions for construction and industrial applications, announces it has formally rebranded the company to Brickeye. The name change comes four months after the company's acquisition of Brickeye, the construction risk mitigation platform. The shift away ...

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Chemists use DNA to build the world’s tiniest antenna

"The results are so exciting that we are currently working on setting up a start-up company"

12-Jan-2022

Researchers at Université de Montréal have created a nanoantenna to monitor the motions of proteins. Reported this week in Nature Methods, the device is a new method to monitor the structural change of proteins over time – and may go a long way to helping scientists better understand natural and ...

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The first washable battery

Stretchy, washable battery brings wearable devices closer to reality

17-Dec-2021

UBC researchers have created what could be the first battery that is both flexible and washable. It works even when twisted or stretched to twice its normal length, or after being tossed in the laundry. “Wearable electronics are a big market and stretchable batteries are essential to their ...

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Aircraft can get higher and greener from doped fuels

Researchers cook up jet fuel with graphene nanomaterials

05-Nov-2021

The goal of creating a cleaner fuel for aircraft engines is creating a spark at UBC Okanagan. A team of researchers studying the burning rate of nanomaterials in liquid fuels believe they have created a recipe for a clean-burning, power-boosting aircraft fuel. The project is a collaboration ...

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