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Exotic 'second sound' phenomenon observed in pencil lead

The next time you set a kettle to boil, consider this scenario: After turning the burner off, instead of staying hot and slowly warming the surrounding kitchen and stove, the kettle quickly ...

Thu 14 Mar 19 from

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2-D material has space vehicle applications

A new study from The Australian National University (ANU) has found a number of 2-D materials can not only withstand being sent into space, but potentially thrive in the harsh conditions.

Fri 15 Mar 19 from

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Improving surface-wetting characterization

Thu 14 Mar 19 from Science Now

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Duplicate or mirror? Laser light determines chirality of molecules

"In pharmaceutics, being able to transition a molecule from one chirality to the other using light instead of wet chemistry would be a dream," says Professor Reinhard Drner from the Institute ...

Thu 14 Mar 19 from

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Research paves the way for next generation of optical tweezers

Scientists have developed a pioneering new technique that could pave the way for the next generation of optical tweezers.

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Virtual time-lapse photos can capture ultrafast phenomena with any camera

EPFL scientists have developed a new image-processing method that can capture extremely rapid phenomena using any type of camera. Their method, called the Virtual Frame Technique, delivers better ...

Wed 13 Mar 19 from

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Looking back and forward: A decadelong quest for a transformative transistor

Smartphones contain billions of tiny switches called transistors that allow us to take care of myriad tasks beyond making callssending texts, navigating neighborhoods, snapping selfies and ...

Wed 13 Mar 19 from

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Reports of corruption increase in Nigeria after film and text campaign

A star-studded Nigerian movie about corruptionand a subsequent text-messaging campaign to combat government graftled a record number of citizens in Nigeria to report acts of corruption, according ...

Wed 13 Mar 19 from

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Footage captures an octopus changing colour while it sleeps!

Footage captured from a Colorado zoo shows a sleeping octopus' skin turning from pale white to a dark brown-green colour over less than a minute.

Thu 14 Mar 19 from Daily Mail

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Video: Scientists unlock the secrets of a natural petri dish rainbow effect

The team developed a model describing the phenomenon that it hopes could inspire new paints, displays

Thu 14 Mar 19 from CandEN

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