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Diamond anvils lead to first chemical reactions by mechanical pressure

Materials World magazine
The use of diamond molecular anvils in the first chemical reactions by mechanical pressure could lead to a new field of mechanosynthesis. Khai Trung Le reports.

Diving into nuclear ponds

Materials World magazine
Khai Trung Le talks to Steve Franks on the use of scuba divers to clear the Sizewell A nuclear fuel storage pond.

Screening for pesticides using magnetic nanoparticles

Materials World magazine
The use of magnetic nanoparticles to extract synthetic pesticides can reduce the screening process by four hours. Khai Trung Le talks to Assistant Professor Yang Hongshun about his team’s new method.

The rise and fall of Mexican oil and gas

Materials World magazine
After 75 years of state activity, Mexico opens its door to outside involvement in the country’s oil and gas sector to shore up the diminishing sector. But with a forthcoming election, how sustainable are the reforms? Khai Trung Le reports.

Come in: the self-maintaining wood cabin

Materials World magazine
With no road access, this emergency shelter in the Norwegian mountains was assembled to be almost maintenance-free.

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