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A transparent protective coating material that can be self-healed

The most crucial factor in safeguarding a car surface is the excellent durability of automotive coatings. Protective coating materials should also be transparent and colorless to preserve the product’s natural color. However, it isn’t easy to provide a self-healing function while satisfying all of these conditions. Existing commercially available materials have some limitations. Materials with

Scientists developed the smallest flow-driven motors in the world

Inspired by iconic Dutch windmills and biological motor proteins, scientists from the Delft University of Technology have developed the world’s smallest, self-configuring flow-driven motors from DNA. This flow-driven rotor converts energy from an electrical or salt gradient into useful mechanical work. Dr. Xin Shi, a postdoctoral researcher in professor Cees Dekker’s lab in the Bionanoscience

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Bioplastics Make Up 1% of Plastic Production Right Now. Investors Hope To Change That

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Australia’s New Climate Bill Is Promising. But the Fight Over Ambitious Action Is Only Just Starting

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Biden Administration Ends ‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy

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Board Diversity Is Sacrificed When Companies Underperform, Study Finds

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Eating disorders are mostly observed in elderly population

Eating disorders are psychological situations defined by extreme and continuous disturbances in eating, which is associated with stressful thoughts and emotions. They can affect physical, psychological, and social conditions. There are various types of eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, avoidant restrictive food intake disorder, pica, and rumination disorder. Our body

Gustavo Petro Taking Oath as Colombia President in Historic Shift

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