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Self-destructing glue solves a sticky environmental problem

Masks probably slow the spread of covid-19

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Smart windows that self-illuminate on rainy days

A research team develops self-powering, color-changing humidity sensors. Applicable to various fields including smart windows, health care and safety management. Read More

Researchers develop experimental rapid COVID-19 test using nanoparticle technique

Scientists have developed an experimental diagnostic test for COVID-19 that can visually detect the presence of the virus in 10 minutes. It uses a simple assay containing plasmonic gold nanoparticles to detect a color change when the virus is present. Read More

‘Watcher’ tracks coronavirus in Cincinnati and beyond

As cases of COVID-19 soar, two University of Cincinnati students develop an interactive dashboard that shows cases and deaths related to the novel coronavirus throughout the nation. Read More

New model predicts the peaks of the COVID-19 pandemic

Researchers describe a single function that accurately describes all existing available data on active COVID-19 cases and deaths — and predicts forthcoming peaks. Read More

Active material created out of microscopic spinning particles

Researchers have created a new kind of self-healing active material out of ‘microspinners,’ which self-assemble under a magnetic field to form a lattice. Read More

New ‘whirling’ state of matter discovered in an element of the periodic table

The strongest permanent magnets today contain a mix of the elements neodymium and iron. However, neodymium on its own does not behave like any known magnet, confounding researchers for more than half a century. Physicists have now shown that neodymium behaves like a so-called ‘self-induced spin glass,’ meaning that it…