An intrinsically porous polymer with a very high internal surface area could be an ideal material for soaking up spilled oil. Researchers from KAUST have identified a polymer that can be formed into robust, reusable mats to rapidly adsorb spilled oil, fuel, or organic solvents from the surface of fresh or salt water.
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It’s time to view a nighttime spectacle as the Perseid meteor shower is expected to streak across the sky from August 12 to 14.
It’s time to view a nighttime spectacle as the Perseid meteor shower is expected to streak across the sky from August 12 to 14. Under a clear, dark sky far from city lights, we expect meteor rates as high as 110 per hour on peak night.
The Perseid meteor shower is normally active from mid-July to late August every year….
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The long read: During my medical training, it was almost always assumed that my patients would be white. That prejudice is harmful in its own right – and when it comes to dangerous skin conditions, it can be deadly
As I sat making small talk with my patient, I was trying not to think about the ants. It was flying ant day: that moment every summer when the heat inspires thousands of ants to grow wings and swarm in their thousands, mating mid-air in a huge, frenzied orgy. My only source of cool air was a skylight, but having it open meant that every so often stray black garden ants were dropping between me and my patients, making me jumpy.
My patient was a rangy black man, early 40s, with hair just starting…
Shark mystery: Monster that devoured 9ft great white exposed right after ‘super-predator’ hunt | Science | News – The Press Stories
Researchers experienced tagged the healthful nine-foot excellent white to track its actions as component of a study but had been shocked when the “black
Researchers experienced tagged the healthful nine-foot excellent white to track its actions as component of a study but had been shocked when the “black box” washed up on a seaside in Australia 4 months afterwards. Info captured on the machine showed there was a swift temperature increase from 7.6C to 25.5C alongside with a unexpected, sharp 1,902-foot plunge. The scientists thought the knowledge proves it was eaten by something much greater, indicating the temperatures recorded show that the sh…
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