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A Texas-sized block of ice

The first dedicated Antarctic Icepod mission was flown out across the center of the Ross Ice Shelf. Ice shelves are thick floating extensions of the ice sheet that form as the ice flows off the continent ...

Dec 05, 2014
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New techniques produce cleanest graphene yet

Columbia Engineering researchers have experimentally demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to electrically contact an atomically thin two-dimensional (2D) material only along its one-dimensional ...

Oct 31, 2013
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Engineers make world's smallest FM radio transmitter

A team of Columbia Engineering researchers, led by Mechanical Engineering Professor James Hone and Electrical Engineering Professor Kenneth Shepard, has taken advantage of graphene's special properties—its mechanical strength ...

Nov 18, 2013
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'Highway from hell' fueled Costa Rican volcano

If some volcanoes operate on geologic timescales, Costa Rica's Irazú had something of a short fuse. In a new study in the journal Nature, scientists suggest that the 1960s eruption of Costa Rica's larges ...

Jul 31, 2013
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