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2012-05-23 17:06:42

To modify a metal surface at the scale of atoms and molecules — for instance to refine the wiring in computer chips or the reflective silver in optical components — manufacturers shower it with ions.

Elusive Quasiparticles Understood
2012-05-23 12:45:40

Ultracold quantum gases are an ideal experimental model system to simulate physical phenomena in condensed matter.

2012-05-22 00:05:00

If you are not a condensed matter physicist, vanadium oxide (VO2) may be the coolest material you’ve never heard of.

2012-05-15 21:16:24

Kansas State University physicists and an international team of collaborators have made a breakthrough that improves understanding of matter-light interactions.

2012-05-15 13:16:51

A strong laser beam can remove an electron from an atom – a process which takes place almost instantly.

2012-05-14 13:02:38

There’s nothing worse than a shonky pool table with an unseen groove or bump that sends your shot off course: a new study has found that the same goes at the nano-scale, where the “billiard balls” are tiny electrons moving across a “table” made of the semiconductor gallium arsenide.

Astronomers Find Arsenic And Selenium In Milky Way's Halo
2012-04-30 09:27:50

Astronomers have detected the presence of arsenic and selenium, neighboring elements near the middle of the periodic table, in an ancient star in the faint stellar halo that surrounds the Milky Way.

2012-04-21 23:03:05

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2013-02-17 09:41:03

Image Caption: This icon, known as the "feed icon" or the "RSS icon", was introduced in Mozilla Firefox in order to indicate a web feed was present on a particular web page that could be used in conjunction with the Live bookmarks function. Microsoft Internet Explorer, Opera and some other browsers have adopted the icon in order to promote a de facto standard. Credit: Mozilla/Wikipedia A web feed is a data format that provides the user with regularly updated content. It is also...

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Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.