We have finally figured out how to snap spaghetti into two pieces

Snap a piece of dry spaghetti and you will always end up with three or more pieces - but now mathematicians have figured out how to get a single clean break

Wed 15 Aug 18 from Newscientist

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Nanoparticle-based solution pulls last drops of oil from well water

Oil and water tend to separate, but they mix well enough to form stable oil-in-water emulsions in produced water from oil reservoirs to become a problem. Rice University scientists have developed ...

21 hours ago from Phys.org

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Engineers create most wear-resistant metal alloy in the world

If you're ever unlucky enough to have a car with metal tires, you might consider a set made from a new alloy engineered at Sandia National Laboratories. You could skidnot drive, skidaround ...

4 hours ago from Phys.org

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Noise in the biorhythm: biological clocks respond differently to light fluctuations

Anyone who has experienced jet lag knows the power of the biological clock. Almost all organisms, from humans to the smallest of bacteria, have a built-in system that tells them whether it is ...

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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A unique combination of catalysts opens doors to making useful compounds

Researchers have developed a new method that aids in the process of making valuable compounds by using a unique combination of catalysts.

2 hours ago from Phys.org

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Smallest transistor worldwide switches current with a single atom in solid electrolyte

At Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), physicist Professor Thomas Schimmel and his team have developed a single-atom transistor, the smallest transistor in existence. This quantum electronics ...

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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Scientists create anti-laser for a condensate of ultracold atoms

An international team of scientists developed the world's first anti-laser for a nonlinear Bose-Einstein condensate of ultracold atoms. For the first time, scientists have demonstrated that ...

4 hours ago from Phys.org

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Modulating photo- and electroluminescence in a stimuli-responsive molecular dye

Controlling the excited electronic states in luminescent systems remains a challenge in the development of fluorescent and phosphorescent dyes. Now, scientists in Japan have developed a unique ...

7 hours ago from Phys.org

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Track, target, trigger: Scientists explore controlled CO release

About four years ago, Utah State University chemist Lisa Berreau posed a question to USU colleague and toxicologist Abby Benninghoff.

8 hours ago from Phys.org

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Controlling hole spin forfuture quantum spin-based devices, topological materials

The 'spins' of electrons (and holes) in semiconductors have potential applications in spintronics, spin-based quantum computing, and topological systems.

7 hours ago from Phys.org

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