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2012-01-18 00:42:27

To better understand the fundamental behavior of molecules at surfaces, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are combining the powers of neutron scattering with chemical analysis.

2011-12-14 19:53:26

A stroll on the beach can mean sinking your toes into smooth sand or walking firm-footed on a surface that appears almost solid.

2011-12-12 17:37:11

Microscopic water droplets jumping from one surface to another may hold the key to a wide array of more energy efficient products, ranging from large solar panels to compact laptop computers.

2011-12-01 22:20:18

Liquid crystals (LCs), a state of matter that has properties between those of a conventional liquid and those of a solid crystal, are fast becoming a household name thanks to their widespread use in television, smartphone and computer displays.

2011-11-28 22:57:00

Gene therapy can only be effective if delivered by a stable complex molecule.

2011-11-21 12:17:58

Field emission devices, which produce a steady stream of electrons, have a host of consumer, industrial, and research applications.

Researchers Develop World's Lightest Material
2011-11-18 04:47:43

A team of researchers from UC Irvine, HRL Laboratories and the California Institute of Technology have developed the world’s lightest material – with a density of 0.9 mg/cc – about one hundred times lighter than Styrofoam™.

2011-11-17 03:08:13

Arizona State University researchers have created a new compound crystal material that promises to help produce advances in a range of scientific and technological pursuits.

Image 1 - Researchers Ink Nanostructures With Tiny Soldering Iron
2011-11-08 04:11:44

Researchers with Berkeley Lab have shed light on the role of temperature in controlling a fabrication technique for drawing chemical patterns as small as 20 nanometers.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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