Using Nanoparticles in Glazes
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Using Nanoparticles in Glazes

Did you know that when you walk through an art museum, there is a good chance that you will come across nanoparticles? Long before nanoparticles began finding applications in battery technology, experimental medicine, and electronics, they were used to color pottery. Pottery gets its characteristic colors and textures from mixtures of chemicals called glazes. Glazes … Continue reading

Graphene Oxide: A new tool in the war against bacteria
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Graphene Oxide: A new tool in the war against bacteria

Animals evolve strong defenses against predators. Predators evolve to better kill and catch their prey. Plants evolve defenses against insects. Insects evolve defenses against plants. We evolve defenses against bacteria. Bacteria evolve strategies against us. And they are better at it than we are. These rapidly reproducing organisms adapt to pharmaceuticals almost as fast as … Continue reading