Thursday, July 10, 2008

A Lot of Effort to Boil Water

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has gone to a lot of trouble to find a better way to boil water. It's all done with nanomaterials. Specifically, an invisible layer of copper nanorods. According to them, this is going to be a Big Deal for manufacturing computer chips and "industrial boiling applications."

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