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2011-03-01 12:57:16

Researchers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) are developing a solid composite material to help cool small, powerful microelectronics used in defense systems.

2011-02-28 14:51:23

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a cheap and easy method for assembling nanowires, controlling their alignment and density.

2011-02-25 22:53:01

Through his participation, the research team from Bochum, Duisburg-Essen, and Hamburg now has succeeded in an energy-state occupancy readout of those artificial atoms – using common interfaces to classic computers.

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2011-02-15 07:10:07

Pure organic compounds that glow in jewel tones could potentially lead to cheaper, more efficient and flexible display screens, among other applications.

2011-02-01 16:53:22

Scientists have given us a plethora of new materials – all created by combining individual elements under varying temperatures and other conditions.

2011-01-10 14:42:36

Sophisticated tools allow scientists to subject the basic elements of matter to conditions drastic enough to modify their behavior.

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2011-01-10 09:09:32

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.

2010-12-08 11:32:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr.

2010-11-30 15:15:47

Glass is something we all know about. It's what we sip our drinks from, what we look out of to see what the weather is like before going outside and it is the backbone to our high speed communications infrastructure (optical fibers).


Word of the Day
gawf
  • In costermongers' slang, a cheap red-skinned apple, which is rubbed hard with a cloth to give it the appearance and feeling of an apple of superior quality.
The origin of the word 'gawf' is obscure, but may come from the phrase 'go for more'.