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Finding Memory in Nonlinear Ionization

David Rayner and his colleagues at the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada in Ottawa have shown that when transparent solids, such as glass, are ionized with short intense laser pulses the material is subtly changed.

Jan 08, 2007 feature
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How to Shrink a Carbon Nanotube

A research group has devised a way to control the diameter of a carbon nanotube – down to essentially zero nanometers. This useful new ability, designed by scientists from the University of California at ...

Nov 30, 2006 feature
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Nanocrystals Are Hot

Scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have discovered that nanocrystals of germanium embedded in silica glass don't melt until the temperature rises almost 200 degrees ...

Oct 09, 2006
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New 'superlens' reveals hidden nanostructures

A microscope used to scan nanostructures can be dramatically enhanced by using a 'superlens,' reports an international team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Biochemistry and The University of Texas at ...

Sep 14, 2006
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Researchers solve mystery of attractive surfaces

When smooth surfaces that hate water approach each other underwater, scientists have observed that they snap into contact. This is apparently due to attractive forces that extend for tens to hundreds of nanometers.

Aug 02, 2006
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Ordering by Motion

The molecules within the living cell sustain a high degree of spatial order even though they are constantly in motion. This seems to defy basic physical principles which stress the strong interplay between ...

Jul 24, 2006
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