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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.

2011-11-07 17:01:09

They shrink when you heat 'em.

Scientists Developing Self-Repairing Plastic Material
2011-10-31 04:28:46

A UK-based specialty chemical company has apparently developed a self-mending plastic that can repair itself without the need for glue, tape, or other materials.

Image 1 - Giant Flakes Make Graphene Oxide Gel
2011-10-21 04:15:06

Giant flakes of graphene oxide in water aggregate like a stack of pancakes, but infinitely thinner, and in the process gain characteristics that materials scientists may find delicious.

2011-10-13 20:56:57

Nature is a master builder.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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