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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
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.