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Apple designer creates bonkers $12,000 hourglass - CNET

Industrial designer Marc Newson's embraces copper and curves for a strange and luxurious take on timekeeping.

46 minutes ago from CNET Cutting Edge

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High pressure key to lighter, stronger metal alloys, scientists find

High pressure could be the key to making advanced metal mixtures that are lighter, stronger and more heat-resistant than conventional alloys, a new study by Stanford researchers suggests.

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Collecting real-time data for material microstructural evolution during radiation exposure

It may be surprising to learn that much remains unknown about radiation's effects on materials. To find answers, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers are developing techniques ...

Tue 23 May 17 from

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Special X-ray technique allows scientists to see 3-D deformations

While doctors use X-rays to see the broken bones inside our bodies, scientists have developed a new X-ray technique to see inside continuously packed nanoparticles, also known as grains, to ...

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Atomic structure of irradiated materials is more akin to liquid than glass

Materials exposed to neutron radiation tend to experience significant damage, leading to the containment challenges involved in immobilizing nuclear waste or nuclear plant confinements. At the ...

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A self-healing structural color hydrogel inspired by nature

( team of researchers at Southeast University in China has developed a self-healing structural hydrogel with a wide variety of applications. In their paper published in Proceedings ...

Tue 23 May 17 from

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Tax plastic drinking straws, firm says

A waste disposal firm claims that plastic drinking straws are "the ultimate in human wastefulness".

Mon 22 May 17 from BBC News

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Insight into enzyme's 3-D structure could cut biofuel costs

Using neutron crystallography, a Los Alamos research team has mapped the three-dimensional structure of a protein that breaks down polysaccharides, such as the fibrous cellulose of grasses and ...

Thu 18 May 17 from

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The cutting edge of quantum physics

Daniel Twitchen and Matthew Markham explain how diamonds could become a quantum physicists best friend

Thu 18 May 17 from Nanotechweb

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Glass-shaping lasers could replace molds

If you want to incorporate protruding two-dimensional features into a flat sheet of glass, the typical way of doing so involves heating that glass up and placing it in a mold. Those ...

Wed 17 May 17 from Gizmag

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