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Research Shows Possibilities For Quasicrystals
2013-03-20 08:56:27

Syracuse University Ever since their discovery in 1984, the burgeoning area of research looking at quasiperiodic structures has revealed astonishing opportunities in a number of areas of fundamental and applied research, including applications in lasing and sensing. Quasiperiodic structures, or quasicrystals, because of their unique ordering of atoms and a lack of periodicity, possess remarkable crystallographic, physical and optical properties not present in regular crystals. In the...

2013-02-25 23:02:47

Crystal Travel is promoting special prices for members to visit Ireland. Thousand Oaks, CA (PRWEB) February 25, 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 opening as many doors as possible."...

Theory Of The Formation Of Crystals Is Complete Again
2013-02-19 14:21:47

Eindhoven University of Technology Exactly how a crystal forms from solution is a problem that has occupied scientists for decades. Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), together with researchers from Germany and the USA, are now presenting the missing piece. This classical theory of crystal formation, which occurs widely in nature and in the chemical industry, was under fire for some years, but is saved now. The team made this breakthrough by a detailed study of the...

2013-02-19 11:37:05

If you thought antifreeze was only something that was necessary to keep your car from freezing up in the winter, think again. Plants and animals living in cold climates have natural antifreeze proteins (AFPs) which prevent ice growth and crystallization of organic fluid matter. Without such antifreeze, living matter would suffer from frost damage and even death. Production of such antifreeze proteins is one of the major evolutionary routes taken by a variety of organisms, including fish,...

2013-01-26 23:02:19

Crystal Travel is helping members visit China and other dream locations by offering new specials and making it more affordable. Thousand Oaks, CA (PRWEB) January 26, 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....

2013-01-25 09:45:18

Scientists have unearthed a new dynamic process induced by strong electric fields in thin liquid crystal cells Liquid crystal displays are ubiquitous. Now, Polish physicists have demonstrated that the application of a very strong alternating electric field to thin liquid crystal cells leads to a new distinct dynamic effect in the response of the cells. The theory of spatio-temporal chaos explains this effect. It was elucidated by Wojciech Jeżewski and colleagues from the...

New Level Of Control Over Liquid Crystals Shown By Penn Researchers
2013-01-07 13:50:26

University of Pennsylvania Directed assembly is a growing field of research in nanotechnology in which scientists and engineers aim to manufacture structures on the smallest scales without having to individually manipulate each component. Rather, they set out precisely defined starting conditions and let the physics and chemistry that govern those components do the rest. An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania has shown a new way to direct the...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.