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Boron 'Buckyball' Discovered By Researchers
2014-07-14 03:29:25

By Kevin Stacey, Brown University The discovery 30 years ago of soccer-ball-shaped carbon molecules called buckyballs helped to spur an explosion of nanotechnology research. Now, there appears to be a new ball on the pitch. Researchers from Brown University, Shanxi University and Tsinghua University in China have shown that a cluster of 40 boron atoms forms a hollow molecular cage similar to a carbon buckyball. It's the first experimental evidence that a boron cage...

2014-07-09 08:30:02

ALBANY, New York, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MRRBIZ includes new market research report "Polyester Fiber Market [http://www.marketresearchreports.biz/analysis/210304 ] (Solid And Hollow) For Carpet & Rugs, Nonwoven Fabrics, Fiberfill And Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 - 2019" to its large collection of research report. Polyethylene terephthalate (PET), when used in the form of fibers and filaments,...

2014-07-08 23:12:07

Robbins Brothers, The Engagement Ring Store launches the Northern Lights Diamond as part of its new Engagement Diamond assortment. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Today Robbins Brothers, The Engagement Ring Store exclusively launches the Northern Lights diamond which originates from the highest quality diamond mines in the frozen Canadian tundra. When meticulously cut, the Northern Lights diamond sparkles and releases a full spectrum of the bright lights of the North. Every Robbins...

2014-07-02 23:05:23

July is ruby month and the LC is celebrating by showcasing their best rubies. Austin, TX (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 The ruby is the official birthstone of July and LC is excited to announce that they will be showcasing their best ruby collection all month long starting with their Royal Rubies TV event, beginning on Wednesday, July 2 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. CT. For thousands of years, the ruby has been considered one of the most valuable gemstones on Earth. It has everything a precious stone...

2014-07-01 11:41:41

Stanford School of Engineering Computer simulation shows how to make a crystal that would toggle like a light switch between conductive and non-conductive structures; this could lead to flexible electronic materials and enable a cell phone to be woven into a shirt Do not fold, spindle or mutilate. Those instructions were once printed on punch cards that fed data to mainframe computers. Today's smart phones process more data, but they still weren't built for being shoved into back...

2014-06-26 23:05:56

Stanford Advanced Materials (SAM), the leading manufacture of materials, announced today the release of graphene - a new two-dimensional wonder material, which has paved the way for possibilities, such as water filtration. Irvine, California (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Stanford Advanced Materials (SAM), the leading manufacture of materials, announced today the release of graphene - a new two-dimensional wonder material, which has paved the way for possibilities, such as water filtration....

2014-06-25 23:09:32

Oerlikon Metco now offers carbides materials that extend uptime and lower operating costs with application-tailored carbide products. The surface solutions company develops reliable coatings technology products that protect components against wear under extreme conditions. Westbury, NY (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 The widespread demand for increased uptime solutions encourages Oerlikon Metco to develop reliable surface technology products that protect components against wear under extreme...

2014-06-16 08:23:46

BALLERUP, Denmark, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LiqTech International, Inc. (NYSE MKT: LIQT) ("LiqTech") is pleased to announce that the company received a $275,000 order from a Middle East customer to be delivered this year. The end-user placed the order to confirm the benefits of the LiqTech SiC membrane technology for various upstream produced water applications. Mr. Finn Helmer, LiqTech CEO, remarked, "LiqTech is actively pursuing opportunities in the field of Produced Water...

2014-06-05 12:24:37

DUBLIN, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6nc8j3/global_and) has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Tungsten Carbide Powder Industry Report 2014" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The Global and Chinese Tungsten Carbide Powder Industry Report 2014 is a professional and in-depth research report on the global tungsten carbide industry with a focus on the Chinese situation....

3-D Silicon Shapes Fold Themselves When Wetted By Microscopic Droplets Of Water
2014-06-04 03:08:24

American Institute of Physics Tiny self-assembling tools could one day deliver drugs to targeted areas of the body or even perform autonomous microsurgery Researchers from the University of Twente in the Netherlands have taken the precise art of origami down to the microscopic scale. Using only a drop of water, the scientists have folded flat sheets of silicon nitride into cubes, pyramids, half soccer-ball-shaped bowls and long triangular structures that resemble Toblerone chocolate...


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2005-05-26 11:05:25

Corundum is the crystalline form of aluminium oxide and one of the rock-forming minerals. Corundum is naturally clear, but can have different colors when impurities are added. Transparent specimens are used as gems, called ruby if red, while all other colors are called sapphire. The word corundum comes from the Hindi kurand. The oxygen atoms in corundum are arranged in a hexagonal close-packing, with the smaller aluminium atoms occupying 2/3 of the octahedral gaps. The coordination of the...

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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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