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Scientists predict the size of plastics animals can eat

A team of scientists at Cardiff University has, for the first time, developed a way of predicting the size of plastics different animals are likely to ingest.

Fri 27 Mar 20 from Phys.org

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Multi-stage deformation process in high-entropy alloys at ultra-low temperatures revealed

An international research team led by scientists from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has recently discovered that high-entropy alloys (HEAs) exhibit exceptional mechanical properties at ...

Fri 27 Mar 20 from Phys.org

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Neural networks facilitate optimization in the search for new materials

When searching through theoretical lists of possible new materials for particular applications, such as batteries or other energy-related devices, there are often millions of potential materials ...

Thu 26 Mar 20 from TechXplore

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Quantum effect triggers unusual material expansion

You know how you leave space in a water bottle before you pop it in the freezerto accommodate the fact that water expands as it freezes? Most metal parts in airplanes face the more common opposite ...

Thu 26 Mar 20 from Phys.org

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Designing lightweight glass for efficient cars and wind turbines

A new machine-learning algorithm for exploring lightweight, very stiff glass compositions can help design next-gen materials for more efficient vehicles and wind turbines. Glasses can reinforce ...

Wed 25 Mar 20 from TechXplore

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Development of a solid material capable of slowly releasing hydrogen sulfide and nitric oxide

National Institute for Materials Science has developed a solid material capable of slowly releasing hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and nitric oxide (NO) when exposed to air. These gases can induce physiologically ...

Tue 24 Mar 20 from Phys.org

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Sensing internal organ temperature with optically stimulated luminescence

A cheap, biocompatible white powder that luminesces when heated could be used for non-invasively monitoring the temperature of specific organs within the body. Tohoku University scientists conducted ...

Tue 24 Mar 20 from Phys.org

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Pushing periodic disorder induced phase-matching into deep-ultraviolet spectral region

Phase matching condition is the key criteria for efficient nonlinear frequency conversion. Here, Scientists in China employed an additional periodic phase (APP) technique to meet the phase-matching ...

Tue 24 Mar 20 from Phys.org

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On-demand glass is right around the corner

A research group coordinated by physicists of the University of Trento was able to probe internal stress in colloidal glasses, a crucial step to controlling the mechanical properties of glasses. ...

Fri 20 Mar 20 from Phys.org

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Seeing how grain boundaries transform in a metal

Grain boundaries are one of the most prominent defects in engineering materials separating different crystallites, which determine their strength, corrosion resistance and failure. Typically, ...

Thu 19 Mar 20 from Phys.org

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