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    Zinc-oxide nanowires that respond electrically when bent could be used to measure minute forces and pressures.

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  • A Practical Use for Waste Methane

    A direct method of converting methane into useful chemical compounds could reduce the release of the potent greenhouse gas at isolated oil fields.

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  • Carbon Nanotubes versus HIV

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  • An Ultrafast Silicon Filter

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  • Discovering Drugs with Bubbles

    Using tiny bubbles to perform logical operations could lead to smart lab-on-a-chip devices for drug discovery and chemical and biological analyses.

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  • Organic LEDs Shine Invisibly

    Long-lasting near-infrared LEDs could be used to make cheap, flexible night-vision displays and sensors.

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    An organic molecule moves in a straight line and can pick up and transport up to two carbon dioxides from one point to another.

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