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2011-04-20 21:35:00

Researchers at Rice University and Texas A&M have discovered a way to pattern active proteins into bio-friendly fibers.

2011-04-20 21:33:06

Imagine you're driving your own new car--or a rental car--and you need to park in a commercial garage.

2011-04-20 21:30:49

Your 6-year-old found a nail in the garage and drew pictures across the side of your new car.

2011-04-06 23:28:38

Although its name may make many people think of flowers, the element germanium is part of a frequently studied group of elements, called IVa, which could have applications for next-generation computer architecture as well as implications for fundamental condensed matter physics.

2011-04-04 23:22:20

Materials scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and SiEnergy Systems LLC have demonstrated the first macro-scale thin-film solid-oxide fuel cell (SOFC).

2011-03-15 09:00:00

LANCASTER, Pa., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Thermacore (www.thermacore.com), a leading provider of advanced thermal solutions, introduces a new line of cold plates that meet the most recent VME64x/VPX standards and supports commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) packaging formats.

2011-03-14 14:06:05

Since the 1970s, hydrogen has been touted as a promising alternative to fossil fuels due to its clean combustion —unlike hydrocarbon-based fuels, which spew greenhouse gases and harmful pollutants, hydrogen's only combustion by-product is water.

2011-03-11 14:28:32

The development of a new measurement technology under a research project funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the National Science Foundation is probing the structure of composite and biological materials.

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2011-03-10 10:25:00

How fast an intense laser pulse can change the electrical properties of solids is revealed by researchers from Kiel University in the current edition of Nature.


Word of the Day
cassation
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
The word 'cassation' comes from the French 'cassation', from Latin 'casso' ("destroy, annul").
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