How dangerous is microplastic?

Dr. Natalia Ivleva with her Raman microscope (Image: U. Benz / TUM) How dangerous is microplastic? Dr. Natalia Ivleva discusses her research into the analysis of microplastic After early reports of microplastic pollution in our oceans and beaches sounded the ...

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Communication training with artificial intelligence

The Retorio founders Abdurrahman Namli, Patrick Oehler and Christoph Hohenberger (from left) train conversations. (Image: A. Eckert / TUM) Communication training with artificial intelligence TUM spin-off Retorio develops software for communication coaching For many people, speaking off the cuff to ...

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Technique identifies electricity-producing bacteria

A microfluidic technique quickly sorts bacteria based on their capability to generate electricity. Image: Qianru Wang Technique identifies electricity-producing bacteria Microbes screened with a new microfluidic process might be used in power generation or environmental cleanup. Jennifer Chu Living in ...

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Magnetar Mysteries in our Galaxy and Beyond

Illustration of a magnetar—a rotating neutron star with incredibly powerful magnetic fields. Credit: NASA/CXC/M.Weiss Magnetar Mysteries in our Galaxy and Beyond New research looks at possible links between magnetars and extragalactic radio bursts In a new Caltech-led study, researchers from ...

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Fish Farmers of the Caribbean

Mariculture occurs in large nets like those at this kampachi, or Almaco jack, farm in Kona. Photo Credit: Lennon Thomas Fish Farmers of the Caribbean UC Santa Barbara researchers see a wealth of potential for aquaculture in the Caribbean By ...

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Nanocrystals Get Better When They Double Up With MOFs

Nanocrystals Get Better When They Double Up With MOFs Researchers develop design rules for self-assembling 2D nanocrystal/metal-organic framework-based materials for energy storage and catalysis applications Out of the box, crystalline MOFs (metal-organic frameworks) look like ordinary salt crystals. But MOFs ...

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