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New catalysts steer hydrogen fuel cells into mainstream

Cornell chemists have discovered a class of nonprecious metal derivatives that can catalyze fuel cell reactions about as well as platinum at a fraction of the cost.


New technique boosts cryo-electron microscopy clarity, safety

A new study published Sept. 7 in the journal of the International Union of Crystallography demonstrates that cryo-EM samples can be prepared with a safer and less expensive coolant – liquid nitrogen – and these samples can produce even sharper images than those prepared with ethane.
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Digital book gives a taste of Venezuelan performance artist

The volume’s six essays reflect upon the power of performance as an act of radical disobedience.
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Book examines political barriers to taxation in Latin America

Prof. Gustavo Flores-Macías explores why decades of tax reform in Latin America have done little to stem the tide of widespread tax evasion.
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Political polarization may be less about ideology than luck

Research shows that partisans pile onto whatever emerging position they identify with their party.
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Mathematical models predict how we wait in line, traffic

In a new interdisciplinary study combining mathematics and engineering, researchers simulated models to show that drivers obey digital signs that direct them toward less-congested routes--but sometimes the signs don't keep pace with highway realities.