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Silica from rice hull ash

Useless waste from rice into high-purity silica compounds| Short Read
The technique could eliminate millions of tons of CO2 emissions every year

Two U-M researchers turn useless waste from rice processing into the high-purity silica compounds that are used in everything from toothpaste to tires. The technique could eliminate millions of tons of CO2 emissions every year, and it’s 90 percent less expensive than the
current method.

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Nanoparticles could spur better LEDs, invisibility cloaks

More efficient LED lighting and invisibility cloaking are two possible applications for a new process that adds metallic nanoparticles to semiconductors. | Medium Read