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2012-05-14 20:53:22

A team of Duke University engineers plan to send us even further into the future as they have compiled a “master ingredient list” to create the next generation of quantum electronics. The teams list includes more than 2,000 compounds in this master list and hopes to drive the study of quantum physics even further. At the center of their studies are topological insulators (TI). These man made crystals serve multiple purposes as they are able to generate electricity on their...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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