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LiquidMetal: Will Apple Really Use It?
2012-05-04 12:28:39

Michael Harper for RedOrbit.com In accordance to tradition and history, iPhone rumors have begun to flow through the series of connected tubes known collectively as “The Internet,” suggesting a launch is imminent. Some of the largest and most widely spread rumors this year include a 4-inch screen, slimmer form factor and the use of a new material either on the back or the sides of the phone, known as LiquidMetal. Apple purchased exclusive rights to LiquidMetal back in 2010....

2012-04-26 09:18:10

Thin-film process boosts bulk alloy's thermoelectric performance The intense interest in harvesting energy from heat sources has led to a renewed push to discover materials that can more efficiently convert heat into electricity. Some researchers are finding those gains by re-designing materials scientists have been working with for years. A team of Boston College and MIT researchers report developing a novel, nanotech design that boosts the thermoelectric performance of a bulk alloy...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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