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Crossing a critical threshold

Researchers from Lehigh University, Japan and Canada have advanced a step closer to the dream of all-optical data transmission by building and demonstrating what they call the “world’s first fully functioning single crystal waveguide in glass.” In an article published in Scientific Reports, a Nature publication, the group said it …

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From biomass to useful products

As scientists seek alternative sources of renewable energy, they are paying increased attention to plants, agricultural residue, household wastes and other forms of biomass. Wind and solar energy may garner more headlines, but energy experts believe biomass can meet a significant portion of the growing global demand for sustainable materials …

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