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Experimental 'short cut' reduces from millennia to minutes the time needed to measure glass viscosity

Researchers from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and the MATGAS research centre the Universitá di Roma La Sapienza and the Politecnico di Milano have designed a method which indirectly measures the viscosity of glass something ... - Read More

Half spheres for molecular circuits

Corannulene is a carbon molecule with a unique shape similar to the better known fullerene and promising properties A team of scientists from SISSA and the University of Zurich carried out computer simulations of the ... - Read More

Material for efficient plasmonic devices in mid-infrared range

A research team led by North Carolina State University has identified and synthesized a material that can be used to create efficient plasmonic devices that respond to light in the mid infrared IR range This ... - Read More

Research shows benefits of silicon carbide for sensors in harsh environments

The use of silicon carbide as a semiconductor for mechanical and electrical sensor devices is showing promise for improved operations and safety in harsh working environments according to new research from Griffith University Experiments with ... - Read More

Seeing through sparklers: What happens to heat-treated diamonds

Diamonds come in all colours with price tags to match ice white blue and pink attract high prices and stones with brown hues the least But now that brown diamonds can be heat treated to ... - Read More

How iron feels the heat

As you heat up a piece of iron the arrangement of the iron atoms changes several times before melting This unusual behavior is one reason why steel in which iron plays a starring role is ... - Read More

Want to save the planet? Neighbors better allies than family

Know your neighbor save the planet That's the key finding of a study that says visits with neighbors lead to more planet friendly behaviors than spending time with friends or family The study published by ... - Read More

Global rainfall satellites require massive overhaul

Circling hundreds of miles above Earth weather satellites are working round the clock to provide rainfall data that are key to a complex system of global flood prediction A new Cornell University study warns that ... - Read More

Quest for efficiency in thermoelectric nanowires

Efficiency is big in the tiny world of thermoelectric nanowires Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories say better materials and manufacturing techniques for the nanowires could allow carmakers to harvest power from the heat wasted by ... - Read More

On quantum scales, there are many second laws of thermodynamics

New research from UCL and the Universities of Gdansk Singapore and Delft has uncovered additional second laws of thermodynamics which complement the ordinary second law of thermodynamics one of the most fundamental laws of nature ... - Read More

Nanotubes self-organize and wiggle: Evolution of a nonequilibrium system demonstrates MEPP

The second law of thermodynamics tells us that all systems evolve toward a state of maximum entropy wherein all energy is dissipated as heat and no available energy remains to do work Since the mid ... - Read More

Bacterial armor holds clues for self-assembling nanostructures

Imagine thousands of copies of a single protein organizing into a coat of chainmail armor that protects the wearer from harsh and ever changing environmental conditions That is the case for many microorganisms In a ... - Read More

Getting molten wax in shape

New research from the Micro Bio Nanofluidics Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University OIST looks at how to create various non spherical particles by releasing droplets of molten wax into ... - Read More

First glimpse of a chemical bond being born

Scientists have used an X ray laser at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to get the first glimpse of the transition state where two atoms begin to form a weak bond on ... - Read More

Data-storage for eternity, stored in the form of DNA

How can we preserve our knowledge today for the next millennia Researchers have found a way to store information in the form of DNA presumably preserving it for nearly an eternity Scrolls thousands of years ... - Read More

Exotic states materialize with supercomputers

Scientists used supercomputers to find a new class of materials that possess an exotic state of matter known as the quantum spin Hall effect The researchers published their results in the journal Science in December ... - Read More

Scientists Get First Glimpse of a Chemical Bond Being Born

Scientists have used an X ray laser at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to get the first glimpse of the transition state where two atoms begin to form a weak bond on ... - Read More

Easter Island mystery: Why did the native culture die out?

Long before the Europeans arrived on Easter Island in 1722 the native Polynesian culture known as Rapa Nui showed signs of demographic decline However the catalyst has long been debated in the scientific community Was ... - Read More

Smothered oceans: Extreme oxygen loss in oceans accompanied past global climate change

Seafloor sediment cores reveal abrupt extensive loss of oxygen in the ocean when ice sheets melted roughly 10 000 17 000 years ago according to a study from the University of California Davis The findings ... - Read More

Programmed synthesis towards multi-substituted benzene derivatives

Chemists at the Institute of Transformative Bio Molecules ITbM Nagoya University and the JST ERATO Project have developed a new method to accomplish the programmed synthesis of benzene derivatives with five or six different functional ... - Read More
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