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When things get glassy, molecules go fractal

Colorful church windows, beads on a necklace and many of our favorite plastics share something in common—they all belong to a state of matter known as glasses. School children learn the difference between ...

Apr 24, 2014
4.2 / 5 (13) 0

Chaos puts a path on nanoparticles

At just over seven feet tall, Shaquille O’Neal is easy to spot in crowd. But the individual virus structures that give him, and us, a cold aren’t so easy to see.

Jan 27, 2012
4.7 / 5 (11) 1

Effortless sailing with fluid flow cloak

Duke engineers have already shown that they can "cloak" light and sound, making objects invisible -- now, they have demonstrated the theoretical ability to significantly increase the efficiency of ships by tricking the surrounding ...

Aug 11, 2011
4.4 / 5 (10) 19 | with audio podcast