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Large electrocaloric effects in oxide multilayer capacitors over a wide temperature range

Nature, Published online: 09 October 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1634-0Large electrocaloric effects in oxide multilayer capacitors over a wide temperature range

Wed 9 Oct 19 from Nature News

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Worldĺs First ĹNesting Dollĺ Diamond Found in Russia

A "nesting doll' diamond was recently unearthed in Russia. (Photo Credit: Research and Development Geological Enterprise of ALROSA.) Miners in Russia ...

Thu 10 Oct 19 from Geek.com

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New science on cracking leads to self-healing materials

Cracks in the desert floor appear random to the untrained eye, even beautifully so, but the mathematics governing patterns of dried clay turn out to be predictableŚand useful in designing advanced ...

Thu 10 Oct 19 from Phys.org

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Tuning element distribution, structure and properties by composition in high-entropy alloys

Nature, Published online: 09 October 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1617-1In high-entropy alloys, atomic-resolution chemical mapping shows that swapping some of the atoms for ...

Wed 9 Oct 19 from Nature News

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These New Coca-Cola Bottles Are Made From Marine Plastic

Coca-Cola announced new plastic bottles made with 25 percent marine plastic. (Photo Credit: The Coca-Cola Co. / YouTube) Coca-Cola has done all kinds ...

Wed 9 Oct 19 from Geek.com

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What doesn't crack them makes them stronger

What doesn't kill us makes us stronger, according to philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. Who would have thought that a similar notion might apply to materials?

Thu 10 Oct 19 from Phys.org

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Accidental discovery of strong and unbreakable molecular switch

An organic material that can repeatedly change shape without breaking would have many useful applications, such as artificial muscles, pumps or as a switch. Physicists at Radboud University ...

Tue 8 Oct 19 from Phys.org

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Picoscience and a plethora of new materials

The revolutionary tech discoveries of the next few decades, the ones that will change daily life, may come from new materials so small they make nanomaterials look like lumpy behemoths.

Mon 7 Oct 19 from Phys.org

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Pressure may be key to fighting climate change with thermoelectric generators

Pressure improves the ability of materials to turn heat into electricity and could potentially be used to create clean generators, according to new work from a team that includes Carnegie's ...

Mon 7 Oct 19 from Phys.org

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