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80 years on, the rupture of nylon observed

Researchers at the Laboratoire Sciences et Ingénierie de la Matière Molle (SIMM, CNRS/ESPCI Paris/Sorbonne Université) and the Centre des Matériaux (CDM, CNRS/Mines ParisTech) have developed a new method to study the fracture of monofilamentary high performance polyamide-66 fibres using scanning electron…
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1 mai 2019
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One-pot method to make a new natural herbicide

Researchers at the Laboratoire de synthèse organique (CNRS/École polytechnique /ENSTA), the Molécules de communication et adaptation des micro-organismes laboratory (MNHN/CNRS), the Laboratoire de biologie du développement (Sorbonne Université/CNRS) and the Laboratoire de chimie moléculaire (Ecole Polytechnique/CNRS) have shown that a natural…
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1 mai 2019
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Microplastics travel through the atmosphere

Microplastics can travel through the atmosphere and end up in regions far from their original emission source, reports a paper published online this week in Nature Geoscience. Microplastics are very small pieces of plastic waste that have been found in…
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16 avril 2019
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First-ever picture of a black hole

Black holes swallow all light and are therefore invisible. What sounds plausible is fortunately a little different in practice for astronomers. Because black holes are surrounded by shining gas discs and therefore stand out from the dark background, similar to…
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10 avril 2019