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'Ion billiards' cue novel material synthesis method

A team of Hokkaido University researchers has developed a novel material synthesis method called proton-driven ion introduction (PDII) which utilizes a phenomenon similar to "ion billiards." ...

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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X-rays reveal the biting truth about parrotfish teeth: Interwoven crystal structure is key to coral-crunching ability

So, you thought the fictional people-eating great white shark in the film "Jaws" had a powerful bite.

Wed 15 Nov 17 from Phys.org

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Alloys from the laser printer

In the future, new designer alloys for aerospace applications can be manufactured using the 3-D laser melting process (Additive Manufacturing). Pioneering work in this field was provided by ...

Wed 15 Nov 17 from Phys.org

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Electron backscatter diffraction yields microstructure insights

High-efficiency electric motors with tailored speed-torques, determined by their magnetic components, are essential for sustainable, successful electric automobile drive concepts. Soft magnetic ...

Tue 14 Nov 17 from Phys.org

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Neutrons probe oxygen-generating enzyme for a greener approach to clean water

A new study sheds light on a unique enzyme that could provide an eco-friendly treatment for chlorite-contaminated water supplies and improve water quality worldwide.

Mon 13 Nov 17 from Phys.org

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Researchers describe mechanism behind flagellar motility

Bacteria swim in many different ways, and the motors that drive their swimming are widely varied, implying an adaptive response to an environment. One of the most commonly identified of such ...

Mon 13 Nov 17 from Phys.org

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The Colorado Symphony will be performing 'Star Wars: A New Hope' live at 1STBANK Center

The opening notes of the "Star Wars" theme are among the most iconic in the history of film. Next March, ahead of the film's 40th anniversary, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra ...

Mon 13 Nov 17 from AXS

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Researchers create gallium nitride semiconductors doped with beryllium

Physicists at Aalto University have discovered a microscopic mechanism that will allow gallium nitride semiconductors to be used in electronic devices that distribute large amounts of electric ...

Fri 10 Nov 17 from Phys.org

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How ice in clouds is born

Something almost magical happens when you put a tray full of sloshing, liquid water into a freezer and it comes out later as a rigid, solid crystal of ice. Chemists at the University of Utah ...

Wed 8 Nov 17 from Phys.org

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A gel that does not break or dry out

Researchers have developed a highly robust gel that includes large amounts of ionic liquid. The research team was led by Professor MATSUYAMA Hideto and Assistant Professor KAMIO Eiji (Kobe University ...

Wed 8 Nov 17 from Phys.org

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