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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...

2014-04-28 16:35:13

MONTREAL, April 28, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - 5N Plus' Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held at the Club St-James Grand Salon 1145, Avenue Union Montréal Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Management will be available to speak with the media immediately following the meeting. Company profile: 5N Plus is the leading producer of specialty metal and chemical products. Fully integrated with closed loop recycling facilities, the Corporation is headquartered in...

2014-01-20 09:53:44

Buried deep in the mud along the banks of a remote salt lake near Yosemite National Park are colonies of bacteria with an unusual property: they breathe a toxic metal to survive. Researchers from the University of Georgia discovered the bacteria on a recent field expedition to Mono Lake in California, and their experiments with this unusual organism show that it may one day become a useful tool for industry and environmental protection. The bacteria use elements that are notoriously...

2012-05-04 09:22:33

A team led by Johns Hopkins engineers has discovered some previously unknown properties of a common memory material, paving the way for development of new forms of memory drives, movie discs and computer systems that retain data more quickly, last longer and allow far more capacity than current data storage media. The work was reported April 16 in the online edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The research focused on an inexpensive phase-change memory alloy...

Rare Earth Element Discovered In Ancient Stars
2012-02-21 14:22:14

A team of researchers say they have discovered that a rare Earth element known as tellurium exists in three ancient stars that are nearly 12 billion years old. The new discovery helps support the theory that the element, along with even heavier elements in the periodic table, likely originated from a rare type of supernova. "We want to understand the evolution of tellurium – and by extension any other element – from the Big Bang to today," Anna Frebel, an assistant professor...

2012-02-16 14:55:17

Modern technology depends on reliable supplies of a wide variety of materials, but there is increasing concern about the dependability of those supplies. In the first detailed assessment of metal "criticality," a team of undergraduates, master's students and research staff led by Thomas Graedel, the Clifton R. Musser Professor of Industrial Ecology, has codified a methodology that takes into account the risk of future scarcity and potential damage from shortages of metals in the periodic...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.