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Battle of the Elements winner revealed, Chernobyl revisited, and the quest for metallic hydrogen

Listen to find out what Physics World readers have crowned the greatest element of the all The post Battle of the Elements winner revealed, Chernobyl revisited, and the quest for metallic hydrogen ...

Thu 11 Jul 19 from Physicsworld Blog

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Museum starts 'live' restoration of Rembrandt masterpiece

Amsterdam's famed Rijksmuseum on Monday began a historic restoration of Rembrandt's "The Night Watch", erecting a huge glass cage around the painting so the public can see the work carried out ...

Mon 8 Jul 19 from

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Castor oil-based inhibitors to remove gas hydrate plugs in Arctic deposits

The castor-based waterborne polyurea/urethanes (CWPUUs) were synthesized on the basis of the waterborne technique. The high-pressure autoclave cell and high-pressure micro-differential scanning ...

Mon 8 Jul 19 from Eurekalert

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Text mining facilitates materials discovery

Nature, Published online: 03 July 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01978-xComputer algorithms can be used to analyse text to find semantic relationships between words without human ...

Wed 3 Jul 19 from Nature News

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When kinetics and thermodynamics should play together

The formation of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) in water has ramifications for everything from food and energy production to human health and the availability of drinkable water. But in the context ...

Mon 1 Jul 19 from

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New Zealand bans single-use plastic bags

New Zealand officially banned single-use plastic shopping bags Monday, introducing hefty fines for businesses that continue to provide them.

Mon 1 Jul 19 from

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Oyster Shells Inspire Scientists To Create Glass That's Much Harder to Shatter

(Credit: Lizard/Shutterstock) Crack open an oyster shell and the inner face shimmers in a rainbow of kaleidoscopic colors. This smooth material, known as mother-of-pearl, is beautiful and ...

Fri 28 Jun 19 from Discover Magazine

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After Decades of Hunting, Physicists Claim They've Made Quantum Material from Depths of Jupiter

A team of researchers have posted a paper in which they claim to have achieved a holy grail of materials science: creating metallic hydrogen in a laboratory.

Mon 1 Jul 19 from

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High-powered laser diodes can reduce residual stress in metal 3-D printed parts

In 3-D printing, residual stress can build up in parts during the printing process due to the expansion of heated material and contraction of cold material, generating forces that can distort ...

Wed 26 Jun 19 from

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Element collecting: A niche hobby that connects people to chemistry

Enthusiasts assemble personal museums of metals, minerals, and other matter as they strive to collect them all

Sat 29 Jun 19 from CandEN

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