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Carbon Joins the Magnetic Club

The exclusive club of magnetic elements officially has a new member—carbon. Using a proton beam and advanced x-ray techniques, researchers at the Department of Energy's Stanford Linear Accelerator Center ...

May 11, 2007 4.7 / 5 (52) 0

Scientists solve mystery of glassy water

Water has some amazing properties. It is the only natural substance found in all three states — solid, liquid and gas — within the range of natural Earth temperatures. Its solid form is less dense than its liquid form, ...

Jan 31, 2008 4.4 / 5 (55) 3

Scientists turn dents into smart bumps

Due to a phenomenon called the shape memory effect (SME), certain "memory metals" can be distorted and then brought back to their original shape by a simple temperature change. While a one-way memory effect ...

Aug 23, 2006 4.4 / 5 (52) 0 feature

Organic lighting research burns bright

The long, challenging technological march from the low-power light bulb Thomas Edison invented to the ultimate in a bright and energy-efficient lighting device may reach fruition in work led by the two ASU researchers.

Apr 12, 2007 4.6 / 5 (49) 0