High pressure key to lighter, stronger metal alloys, scientists find

High pressure could be the key to making advanced metal mixtures that are lighter, stronger and more heat-resistant than conventional alloys, a new study by Stanford researchers suggests.

11 hours ago from Phys.org

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Controlling 3-D behavior of biological cells using laser holographic techniques

A research team led by Professor YongKeun Park of the Physics Department at KAIST has developed an optical manipulation technique that can freely control the position, orientation, and shape ...

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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Researchers help provide first glimpse of organelles in action inside living cells

Researchers at Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development are getting a first glimpse at the inner-workings of live ...

8 hours ago from Phys.org

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Are all those 'Fidget spinners' really helping kids?

(HealthDay)Fidget spinners may be the latest must-have kids' toy, but claims that the gizmos help students pay attention aren't backed by science, experts say.

6 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Quantized magneto-electric effect demonstrated for the first time in topological insulators

The 'quantized magneto-electric effect' has been demonstrated for the first time in topological insulators at TU Wien, which is set to open up new and highly accurate methods of measurement.

Wed 24 May 17 from Phys.org

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Physicists discover mechanism behind granular capillary effect

Dipping a tube into a container filled with water will make the water rise in the tube. This phenomenon is called liquid capillarity. It is responsible for many natural and technical processes, ...

Wed 24 May 17 from Phys.org

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Tungsten and titanium compounds turn a common alkane into other hydrocarbons

A highly efficient catalyst that converts propane gas into heavier hydrocarbons has been developed by Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. (KAUST) researchers. ...

Wed 24 May 17 from Phys.org

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Scientists find simple copper complex shuts down botulinum neurotoxin poisoning

Botulinum neurotoxin is probably best known to Americans as BOTOX, a cosmetic medicine, rather than as a cause of potentially dangerous foodborne illnesses. Lesser known is that Clostridium ...

Wed 24 May 17 from Phys.org

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Feather-light metal cathodes for stable lithium-oxygen batteries

Lithium-oxygen systems could someday outperform today's lithium-ion batteries because of their potential for high energy density. However, a number of important issues, such as their poor electrochemical ...

Wed 24 May 17 from Phys.org

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