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Liquid Metals Have Different Breaking Points
2012-11-26 08:55:23

Mathematical methods developed by a Berkeley Lab researcher help explain why liquid metals have wildly different breaking points, depending on how they are made

2012-10-24 12:05:33

For the first time, scientists have observed how droplets within solids deform and burst under high electric voltages.

Ordered Atoms Found In Glass Materials
2012-10-02 15:10:29

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Ames Laboratory have discovered the underlying order in metallic glasses, which may hold the key to the ability to create new high-tech alloys with specific properties.

Thinner Aerogel Is 500 Times Stronger
2012-08-20 08:16:23

An enhanced version of the world's lightest solid material, said to be as much as 500 times stronger than its predecessors, was unveiled during a meeting of the American Chemical Society on Sunday.

Scientists Produce Lightest Material In The World
2012-07-18 10:15:55

A group of porous carbon tubes that is three-dimensionally interwoven at nano and micro level is now thought to be the lightest material in the world.

2012-07-06 10:23:49

HZB scientists have apply a new method – 'inverse Partial Fluorescence Yield' (iPFY) on micro-jet – which will enable them to probe the electronic structure of liquids free of sample damages.

Medical Implants Made Of Stretchy "Rubber Band" Metal Aid Doctors And Patients
2012-07-03 10:42:39

Medical researchers foresee a time, in the not-too-distant future, when medical monitoring devices become integrated into the human body with much less interruption and discomfort for all.


Word of the Day
plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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