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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).

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.


Word of the Day
dynamitard
  • A political dynamiter.
The word 'dynamitard' is related to 'dynamite', which comes from a Greek root meaning 'power' and was coined by Alfred Nobel.