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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 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.

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2013-01-21 10:41:33

Neither explosive nor effusive—there’s a new type of volcanic eruption that was recently described in the latest edition of Nature Geoscience.

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Russia, it seems, has been keeping a big secret underground for years: A big, shiny secret.


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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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edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.