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Smaller is stronger -- now scientists know why

As structures made of metal get smaller -- as their dimensions approach the micrometer scale (millionths of a meter) or less -- they get stronger. Scientists discovered this phenomenon 50 years ago while measuring ...

Jan 02, 2008
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Material may help autos turn heat into electricity

Researchers have invented a new material that will make cars even more efficient, by converting heat wasted through engine exhaust into electricity. In the current issue of the journal Science, they describe a material with t ...

Jul 24, 2008
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Beetle spawns new material

The Namib Desert, one of the driest regions in the world, gets less than half an inch of rain per year. But early in the morning, a light fog drifts over the desert, offering the plants and animals living in ...

Jun 15, 2006
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