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Fine Patterns That Combine Single-atom-thick Graphene And Boron Nitride Created By Researchers
2013-01-28 08:00:21

Rice University Rice University scientists have taken an important step toward the creation of two-dimensional electronics with a process to make patterns in atom-thick layers that combine a conductor and an insulator. The materials at play — graphene and hexagonal boron nitride — have been merged into sheets and built into a variety of patterns at nanoscale dimensions. Rice introduced a technique to stitch the identically structured materials together nearly three years...

New Type Of Volcanic Eruption Described By Scientists
2013-01-21 10:41:33

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Neither explosive nor effusive–there´s a new type of volcanic eruption that was recently described in the latest edition of Nature Geoscience. According to the U.K. and New Zealand scientists who authored the description, volcanic pumice produced by the Macauley volcano in the southwest Pacific is the result of a previously unarticulated type of eruption. “By documenting the shape and density of bubbles in pumices...

Russia Reveals Diamond-Rich Prehistoric Asteroid Crater Worth Trillions
2012-09-18 14:14:29

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Russia, it seems, has been keeping a big secret underground for years: A big, shiny secret. According to the Christian Science Monitor, Russia yesterday released news about an expansive new field full of diamonds, ripe for the mining. All told, this new diamond field, which lies underneath an asteroid crater, contains “trillions of carats,” or enough to substantially shakeup the current status of the gem market...

New Carbon Form Can Indent Diamond
2012-08-17 09:33:27

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new form of very hard carbon clusters capable of indenting diamond has been observed by a team of Carnegie Institution for Science researchers. The carbon clusters are unusual in their mix of crystalline and disordered structures and have potential applications for a range of mechanical, electronic, and electrochemical uses. The team, led by Lin Wang, published their findings in the August 17, 2012, issue of Science. Carbon...

2012-08-07 23:02:57

80grit.com, the sandpaper and sanding accessories experts, today announced it has expanded its product line to more than 200 products, which means the best selection in sanding equipment, the top manufacturers, and great prices are just a few clicks away. Now carrying Bosch, Dewalt, Grex Air Tools, and Mirka, just to name a few, 80grit understands that availability and convenience are necessities. Bethesda, MD and Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) August 07, 2012 Sanding projects come in all...


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2005-05-26 11:05:25

Corundum is the crystalline form of aluminium oxide and one of the rock-forming minerals. Corundum is naturally clear, but can have different colors when impurities are added. Transparent specimens are used as gems, called ruby if red, while all other colors are called sapphire. The word corundum comes from the Hindi kurand. The oxygen atoms in corundum are arranged in a hexagonal close-packing, with the smaller aluminium atoms occupying 2/3 of the octahedral gaps. The coordination of the...

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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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