Archive: 21/10/2010

Smaller is better in the viscous zone

Being the right size and existing in the limbo between a solid and a liquid state appear to be the secrets to improving the efficiency of chemical catalysts that can create better nanoparticles or more efficient energy sources.

dateOct 21, 2010 in Nanomaterials
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AFM tips from the microwave

Scientists from the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (Germany) have succeeded in improving a fabrication process for Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) probe tips.

dateOct 21, 2010 in Nanophysics
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Authoritarian behavior leads to insecure people

Researchers from the University of Valencia (UV, Spain) have identified the effects of the way parents bring up their children on social structure in Spain. Their conclusions show that punishment, deprivation and strict rules ...

dateOct 21, 2010 in Social Sciences
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Value-added sulfur scrubbing

Power plants that burn fossil fuels remain the main source of electricity generation across the globe. Modern power plants have scrubbers to remove sulfur compounds from their flue gases, which has helped reduce the problem ...

dateOct 21, 2010 in Environment
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Tomorrow's Internet: 1,000 times faster

Imagine if all the data traversing the world right now -- on long distance networks and between and within computers and other hardware -- could be sent through a single fiber the width of a human hair.

dateOct 21, 2010 in Engineering
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