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Field-responsive mechanical metamaterials (FRMMs)

In a recent study published in Science Advances, materials scientists Julie A. Jackson and colleagues presented a new class of materials architecture called field-responsive mechanical metamaterials ...

12 hours ago from Phys.org

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Iron-rich lamellae in a semiconductor

There is often a pronounced symmetry when you look at the lattice of crystals: It doesn't matter where you lookŚthe atoms are uniformly arranged in every direction. This behavior would also ...

Mon 10 Dec 18 from Phys.org

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Exclusive: Here's the bendable glass that could come to your foldable phone - CNET

The makers of Gorilla Glass are working on an ultrathin bendable glass that could help protect the next wave of foldable phones.

7 hours ago from CNET

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Scientists discover possible mantle mineral

Scientists long believed that Earth's lower mantle was composed of Bridgmanite (Mg,Fe)SiO3 and magnesiowŘstite (Mg,Fe)O, in which Fe2+ dwells. This view changed when experiments showed that ...

Fri 7 Dec 18 from Phys.org

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Technique inspired by dolphin chirps could improve tests of soft materials

When you deform a soft material such as Silly Putty, its properties change depending on how fast you stretch and squeeze it. If you leave the putty in a small glass, it will eventually spread ...

Wed 5 Dec 18 from Phys.org

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A bit of a stretch... material that thickens as it's pulled

Scientists have discovered the first synthetic material that becomes thickerŚat the molecular levelŚas it is stretched.

Tue 4 Dec 18 from Phys.org

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Understanding magnetism changes caused by crystal lattice expansion

The pattern of arrangement of atoms in a crystal, called the crystal lattice, can have a huge effect on the properties of solid materials. Controlling and harnessing these properties is a challenge ...

Tue 4 Dec 18 from Phys.org

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We need so many paper straws now, they’re building a whole new factory to meet demand

Paper straw manufacturer Aardvark has seen demand grow by as much as 50-fold as environmentalists call for an end to single-use plastics. It’s great for business, but their old factory ...

Wed 5 Dec 18 from Fastcompany Tech

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Physicists shed X-ray light on melting polymers

Physicists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and Lomonosov Moscow State University have combined thermal analysis and X-ray scatteringŚtwo techniques for studying crystal ...

Tue 4 Dec 18 from Phys.org

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