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2014-03-24 11:39:10

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Research finds a new way to control topological insulators Research into a recently discovered class of materials shows they have the necessary characteristics to develop ultra-energy efficient electronics. Topological insulators (TI) are three-dimensional materials that conduct electricity on their surfaces, while the interior insulates. Their surfaces are particularly unique because the motion of the electrons is "protected" by symmetry, meaning...

2013-11-08 12:24:07

WINNIPEG, Nov. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Grain Statistics Weekly now contains a complete set of summary tables, including terminal receipts and shipments for each week as of August 1, 2013. The statistics are available at www.grainscanada.gc.ca Statistics for all weeks since August 1, 2013 have been refreshed to reflect the improved integrity of data reported by licensees. Improvements in content include: -- More commodities, not just major grains. Soybeans, lentils and...

2013-09-06 16:23:18

WINNIPEG, Sept. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - As the 2013 grain harvest gets under way it is important for grain producers to take steps now to reduce potential insect infestations in stored grain, according to the Canadian Grain Commission. "Although this year was not as warm as the preceding summer, there is ample potential for stored grain insects to infest bins as grain comes in from harvest," explains Brent Elliott, Infestation Control and Sanitation Officer. Before harvest Even...

2013-07-12 23:04:59

Exploring the latest innovations and advancements in agriculture. Spirit Lake, IA (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 Tri-States Grain Conditioning announced today they will be featured in an upcoming episode of American Farmer airing later this year on RFD-TV. In this episode, American Farmer will take a behind-the-scenes look at grain conditioning and preservation. Viewers will learn about Tri-States Grain Conditioning's 30 plus years of experience providing innovative grain temperature and...

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...

2013-01-04 16:22:21

WINNIPEG, Jan. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Warm weather during the 2012 grain harvest benefited producers, but it also benefited insects that feed in stored grain, says Brent Elliott, Infestation Control and Sanitation Officer at the Canadian Grain Commission. However, cold winter weather can help producers control insects. "Now that winter's here, producers need to reconsider how they're managing insects in their stored grain," explained Mr. Elliott. "Because fumigation does not work below...

2012-12-17 14:24:54

Rice University theory predicts formation of conductive sub-nano ℠wires´ in two-dimensional materials A new material structure predicted at Rice University offers the tantalizing possibility of a signal path smaller than the nanowires for advanced electronics now under development at Rice and elsewhere. Theoretical physicist Boris Yakobson and postdoctoral fellow Xiaolong Zou were investigating the atomic-scale properties of two-dimensional materials when they found to their...

2012-12-14 12:27:50

When materials are stressed, they eventually change shape. Initially these changes are elastic, and reverse when the stress is relieved. When the material's strength is exceeded, the changes become permanent. This could result in the material breaking or shattering, but it could also re-shape the material, such as a hammer denting a piece of metal. Understanding this last group of changes is the focus of research from a team including Carnegie's Ho-kwang "Dave" Mao. Their breakthrough...

2012-12-03 16:26:22

MAUMEE, Ohio, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Andersons, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANDE) announces today it has completed the purchase of a majority of the grain and agronomy locations of Green Plains Grain Company, LLC, a subsidiary of Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: GPRE). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081104/CLTU081LOGO ) "We are significantly diversifying our grain and agronomy businesses by expanding into Iowa and Tennessee with the acquisition of these high...

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2011-01-10 09:09:32

First model of rapid phase change in storage material Although the storage of films and music on a DVD is part of our digital world, the physical basis of the storage mechanism is not understood in detail. In the current issue of the leading journal Nature Materials, researchers from Jlich, Finland, and Japan provide insight into the read and write processes in a DVD. This knowledge should enable improved storage materials to be developed. (DOI: 10.1038/NMAT2931) Information is stored in a...