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Is glass a true solid?

Does glass ever stop flowing? Researchers at the University of Bristol and Kyoto University have combined computer simulation and information theory, originally invented for telephone communication and cryptography, ...

dateJan 21, 2015 in Condensed Matter
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Under pressure, atoms make unlikely alloys

(PhysOrg.com) -- Ever since the Bronze Age, humans have experimented with combining different metals to create alloys with properties superior to either metal alone. But not all metals readily form alloys ...

dateMar 11, 2009 in Condensed Matter
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Ethylene Suggested for Hydrogen Storage

Ethylene, a ho-hum material that is the building block of the most common plastic, might have an exciting future in storing hydrogen, the hoped-for transportation fuel of the future. New research reported by ...

dateDec 07, 2006 in Condensed Matter
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New material for thermonuclear fusion reactors

Scientists at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Oxford University and the University of Michigan have joined efforts to develop new materials for thermonuclear fusion reactors. Their research focuses on characterization ...

dateJan 09, 2012 in Condensed Matter
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Unexpected ice-formation mechanism

(PhysOrg.com) -- Extremely hydrophobic materials cause water to roll right off objects that have been coated with them. Up to now, it was assumed that aircraft or wind turbines coated in such a way did not ...

dateJan 18, 2012 in Condensed Matter
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