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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).

2010-11-26 12:09:37

Materials scientists from Case Western Reserve University and the Institute of Solid State Research in Jülich, Germany have produced particularly clear changes in the atomic structure of sapphire following deformation at high temperatures.

2010-11-18 14:37:40

The change-over to lead-free products is in full progress.

2010-11-09 20:55:24

The manufacture of pneumatic tyres requires a large cost in energy and raw materials.

2010-11-09 00:00:00

LITTLETON, Colo., Nov.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.