If it can do this – what can’t it do?

Graphene water filter turns whisky clear

Previously graphene-oxide membranes were shown to be completely impermeable to all solvents except for water. However, a study published in Nature Materials, now shows that we can tailor the molecules that pass through these membranes by simply making them ultrathin.

The research team led by Professor Rahul Nair at the National Graphene Institute and School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science at The University of Manchester tailored this membrane to allow all solvents to pass through but without compromising it’s ability to sieve out the smallest of particles.

Probably better than driving a truck through the crowd.

Dozens of French politicians sang the national anthem Friday as they marched into a gathering of around 200 Muslim worshippers in Paris.

A mayor, members of parliament and local councilors protested weekly Muslim street prayers in the neighborhood of Clichy. Demonstrators walked under a banner reading “Stop Illegal Street Prayers”as they tried to push worshippers out of the town’s market square.

Riot police had to separate the groups to avoid a potentially violent confrontation.

the most exclusive …

Ivy League universities are notoriously hard to get into, but compared to the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), they might as well be open to everyone.

Located in Pilani, India, the flagship BITS campus boasts an acceptance rate of just 1.47%, according to 2012 data, which makes it the most exclusive university in the world.