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Mystery of car battery's current solved

(PhysOrg.com) -- Chemists have solved the 150 year-old mystery of what gives the lead-acid battery, found under the bonnet of most cars, its unique ability to deliver a surge of current.

Dec 19, 2011
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Can a Polymer Help Curb Arctic Ice Melting?

In order to help prevent the melting of Arctic ice, a process that has been occurring at alarming rates in recent years, which many scientists believe is due gradual global warming, a group of researchers ...

Apr 29, 2008 feature
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Negative Index Materials: From Theory to Reality

Kent State University researchers are leading a team of scientists from eight institutions, who have been awarded a $5.5 million Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) from the Air Force Office of Scientific ...

Jun 06, 2006
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Scientists develop new terahertz material

Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory have created a device for manipulating terahertz (THz) radiation. The device could be the basis for novel electronics and photonics applications ranging from new imaging methods ...

Mar 15, 2007
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