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One Chemical, Two Colors Of Crystals, Sheds Insight On Agostic Bonds Important In Industrial Catalysis
2013-08-04 07:48:34

DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Chemists have unexpectedly made two differently colored crystals -- one orange, the other blue -- from one chemical in the same flask while studying a special kind of molecular connection called an agostic bond. The discovery, reported in Angewandte Chemie International Edition on July 29, is providing new insights into important industrial chemical reactions such as those that occur while making plastics and fuels. "We were studying agostic...

2013-07-07 23:01:20

Crystal Travel is helping members visit China and other dream locations by offering new specials and making it more affordable. Westlake Village, CA (PRWEB) July 07, 2013 Crystal Travel Center, located on the border of Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village, is offering special deals for members wanting to visit China, as well as other dream locations. Crystal is a private, members only club that offers all travel at cost, whether it's a cruise, hotel, car rental or all inclusive resort....

2013-06-27 23:26:24

Crystal Travel is promoting special prices for members to visit Ireland for the end of summer. Westlake Village, CA (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 Thousand Oaks Crystal Travel Center is promoting new deals for travel to Ireland. According to Crystal Travel's Executive Harriete Mishe, "Every day we are working on finding new vendors that specialize travel to certain areas. This time we came across a way where we can get our members to Ireland for amazing deals. For us, it's about...

Scientists Discover New Family Of Quasicrystals
2013-06-10 15:38:35

Ames Laboratory Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy´s (DOE) Ames Laboratory have discovered a new family of rare-earth quasicrystals using an algorithm they developed to help pinpoint them. Quasicrystalline materials may be found close to crystalline phases that contain similar atomic motifs, called crystalline approximants. And just like fishing experts know that casting a line in the right habitat hooks the big catch, the scientists used their knowledge to hone in on just...

2013-05-31 23:23:09

Kris Lindahl of Edina Realty has created a reliable resource in the Minnesota Short Sale Calculator website. Crystal, MN (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 For homeowners living in Crystal, MN, Kris Lindahl Of Edina Realty has released a new resource that will help them navigate the short sale process. Lindahl, an experienced Crystal real estate agent, created the website using his technological expertise and vast market knowledge. “I wanted to give homeowners something they can go to for all of...

New research Shows 'Perfect Twin Boundaries' Are Not So Perfect
2013-05-20 10:55:02

University of Vermont One of the basic principles of nanotechnology is that when you make things extremely small–one nanometer is about five atoms wide, 100,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair–they are going to become more perfect. "Perfect in the sense that their arrangement of atoms in the real world will become more like an idealized model," says University of Vermont engineer Frederic Sansoz, "with smaller crystals–in for example, gold or...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'