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Chain Mail Fabric a Perfect Fit

Contemporaries of the ancient Greeks might find something familiar within the walls of the Micro and Nanotechnology Lab at the University of Illinois. In constructing a new type of smart fabric, researchers ...

Feb 23, 2007 4.5 / 5 (100) 0 feature

Producing Dark Matter

“Colliders have been the tool of choice for particle physicists to look at smaller and smaller particles. All a sudden we are realizing that we can use them not only to understand things at smaller scales, but for understanding ...

May 02, 2006 4.7 / 5 (95) 0 feature

Ultra-Fast Quantum-Dot Information Storage

The information-storage market is dominated by two main types: Flash memory, used in memory sticks and cell phones, and dynamic random access memory (DRAM), which is the main memory in a personal computer. Both types have ...

Mar 21, 2008 4.7 / 5 (95) 8 feature

String Theory Gets a Boost

Among the scientific theories that excite a great deal of controversy are those theories that deal with strings. And the idea of cosmic strings gets as much play as any in scientific circles.

Jan 29, 2008 4 / 5 (110) 2 feature

A Truly 'Super' Fluid

In the world of quantum mechanics, surprising discoveries are often made. For instance, what happens when you take a fermionic superfluid and convert it into a bosonic superfluid? The answer: a new superfluid that has surprising ...

Mar 23, 2006 4.7 / 5 (94) 0 feature