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Amazing Viscoelasticity Observed In Structures Comprised Of Fire Ants
2013-11-27 08:55:06

Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology explain that fire ants can link their bodies together, forming waterproof rafts that behave much like an active material capable of changing state from a solid to a liquid.

Bacteria Swim With Help From High-angle Helix
2013-08-13 15:33:24

A high-angle helix helps microorganisms like sperm and bacteria swim through mucus and other viscoelastic fluids

2011-12-19 13:16:59

The new measurements, by UCLA physics professor Giovanni Zocchi and former UCLA physics graduate student Yong Wang, are approximately 100 times higher in resolution than previous mechanical measurements, a nanotechnology feat which reveals an isolated protein molecule, surprisingly, is neither a solid nor a liquid.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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