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Carbyne is stronger than any known material

( —A paper on Arxiv presents a detailed look at the properties of carbyne, stronger than graphene and diamond, a true supermaterial. The paper is titled, "Carbyne from first principles: Chain ...

Aug 20, 2013 weblog
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Can a single molecule behave as a mirror?

( -- “We have shown for the first time, theoretically, that a single molecule can behave as a perfect mirror,” Mario Agio tells “Imagine that your mirror at home becomes a single molecule and th ...

Nov 18, 2008 feature
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Carbon nanoballs as data storage units

Small, smaller, "nano" data storage! Interest is growing in the use of metallofullerenes - carbon “cages” with embedded metallic compounds - as materials for miniature data storage devices. Researchers ...

Sep 01, 2009
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Electric field can align silver nanowires

Scientists have discovered how to align silver nanowires in a controlled manner with an electric field. Their technique offers a possible route to sculpting and writing on nanowires, an ability that will likely ...

May 17, 2006 feature
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Future Computer Chips Could Be Cooled With Nanofluid

“This is the next generation of cooling devices,” Dr. Hongbin Ma tells With a group of students at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and colleagues at Argonne National Laboratory and Intel Corporation, ...

Apr 20, 2006 feature
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New material stops bleeding in seconds

MIT and Hong Kong University researchers have shown that some simple biodegradable liquids can stop bleeding in wounded rodents within seconds, a development that could significantly impact medicine.

Oct 10, 2006
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Physics graduate creates graphene resonator

In the world of cutting-edge physics, discoveries are often made using intricate procedures and elaborate, expensive instruments. But a paper by Cornell graduate student Scott Bunch and colleagues shows how ...

Feb 18, 2007
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