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New strategy to design mechano-responsive luminescent materials

Crystals made from gold complexes change color as they change structure from "chiral" to "achiral" when ground.

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New chromium-based superconductor has an unusual electronic state

When certain materials are cooled below a critical temperature they become superconductors, with zero electrical resistance. An international research team observed an unusual electronic state ...

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New magnetic topological semimetal for more efficient electronics

A recent discovery by a team of researchers led by Tulane University advances fundamental knowledge that could one day lead to more energy-efficient computers, televisions, cellphones and other ...

Tue 25 Jul 17 from

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Scientists announce the quest for high-index materials

An antenna is a device capable of effectively transmitting, picking up, and redirecting electromagnetic radiation. Typically, antennas are macroscopic devices operating in the radio and microwave ...

Mon 24 Jul 17 from

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Here's How Much Plastic Humanity Has Produced

I want to say just one word to you. Just one word. Are you listening? Plastics. There was indeed a great future in plastics back in 1967 when "The Graduate" came out, andthose words ring ...

Wed 19 Jul 17 from Discover Magazine

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High-tech sensing illuminates concrete stress testing

Using the principles of light, University of Leeds scientists have discovered a new way to measure the strength of modern forms of concrete - giving industry a better way to understand when ...

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Physicist points way to controlling elasticity with magnetism

If Plastic Man, Elastigirl or Mr. Fantastic ever encounter Magneto, they'd better hope the iconic X-Men figure hasn't read the latest research from Christian Binek.

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Silk 'micrococoons' could be used in biotechnology and medicine

Microscopic versions of the cocoons spun by silkworms have been manufactured by a team of researchers. The tiny capsules, which are invisible to the naked eye, can protect sensitive molecular ...

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Islands of cooperating atoms jam like ice floes as a liquid becomes like glass

We learn in school that matter comes in three states: solid, liquid and gas. A bored and clever student (we've all met one) then sometimes asks whether glass is a solid or a liquid.

Tue 18 Jul 17 from

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