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Consider The ‘Anticrystal’
2014-07-08 03:20:56

University of Pennsylvania For the last century, the concept of crystals has been a mainstay of solid-state physics. Crystals are paragons of order; crystalline materials are defined by the repeating patterns their constituent atoms and molecules make. Now physicists at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Chicago have evidence that a new concept should undergird our understanding of most materials: the anticrystal, a theoretical solid that is completely disordered....

2014-03-25 16:20:20

Complimentary Transfers to/from Montreal Expand Flight Options LOS ANGELES, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Crystal Cruises' fall Canada/New England season is one of big firsts: the first time itineraries will begin and end in French Canada's picturesque Quebec City and the first time the award-winning Crystal Serenity will be sailing the season. Also a first, the ultra-luxe line will offer complimentary transfers to/from Quebec and Montreal on embarkation and debarkation days to further...

2014-01-28 12:21:01

Book by February 28, 2014 to Maximize Wave Season Value & Save Up to Nearly $2,500/person on 2014 Sailings LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to overwhelmingly positive response and significant increase in booking activity since launching January 3 to February 28 "Book Now Fares" and offers, Crystal Cruises is raising rates on a record number of luxury cruises on March 1. Cruise fares will increase on 94% of all currently published 2014, 2015 and 2016 voyages -- more than 120 -...

2014-01-21 12:21:29

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Crystal Cruises announces the newest perk to its All Inclusive luxury cruise experience: Free Wi-Fi for Crystal Society members, the line's "club" of repeat guests, beginning Fall 2014. Effective with Crystal Serenity's September 19 New England/Canada sailing and Crystal Symphony's October 15 Panama Canal cruise, each Crystal Society guest will receive 60 minutes of complimentary internet access for every day of the cruise. For example, a 10-day...

2014-01-07 16:20:21

Southeast Asia Holiday Sailing is Crystal's First-Ever Round-Trip from Bangkok LOS ANGELES, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Before the bubbles have settled in this year's champagne glasses, Crystal Cruises has set party plans to spend next New Year's Eve in Hong Kong, home of one of the most spectacular Eve bashes on the planet. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140107/LA42267) From December 30 through January 1, Crystal Symphony will be docked at Ocean Terminal in...

Researchers Grow Liquid Crystal 'Flowers' That Can Be Used As Lenses
2013-12-22 17:45:14

University of Pennsylvania A team of material scientists, chemical engineers and physicists from the University of Pennsylvania has made another advance in their effort to use liquid crystals as a medium for assembling structures. In their earlier studies, the team produced patterns of “defects,” useful disruptions in the repeating patterns found in liquid crystals, in nanoscale grids and rings. The new study adds a more complex pattern out of an even simpler template: a...

Penn Researchers Add Another Tool In Their Directed Assembly Toolkit
2013-11-12 12:43:22

University of Pennsylvania An interdisciplinary team of University of Pennsylvania researchers has already developed a technique for controlling liquid crystals by means of physical templates and elastic energy, rather than the electromagnetic fields that manipulate them in televisions and computer monitors. They envision using this technique to direct the assembly of other materials, such as nanoparticles. Now, the Penn team has added another tool to its directed assembly toolkit,...

Nanomachines: Devices Of The Future
2013-08-28 09:42:10

Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences An innovative measurement method was used at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw for estimating power generated by motors of single molecule in size, comprising a few dozens of atoms only. The findings of the study are of crucial importance for construction of future nanometer machines – and they do not instil optimism. Nanomachines are devices of the future. Composed of a...

2013-08-06 23:21:36

Kozmez Group, a multi-national chemical venture based in Tokyo, Japan and with a branch in Mountain View, California is unveiling the new improved Crystal Guard Zero - a revolutionary chemical product that cleans and turns surfaces into real crystal glass. Ideal for automobiles, gadgets, and etc. Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) August 06, 2013 Kozmez Group, a multi-national chemical venture based in Tokyo, Japan and with a branch in Mountain View, California is unveiling the new improved...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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