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Temperature difference propels droplets

Researchers at MIT and elsewhere have developed a new way of driving fluid droplets across surfaces in a precisely controlled way. The method could open up new possibilities for highly adaptable microfluidic devices, as well ...

dateOct 14, 2016 in Condensed Matter
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3-D printed metamaterial shrinks when heated

Members of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Additive Manufacturing Initiative are among a group of researchers who have developed 3D printed materials with a unique property—instead of expanding when heated, they ...

dateOct 25, 2016 in Condensed Matter
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Towards better metallic glasses

Researchers from the University of Bristol have used state-of-the-art computer simulation to test a theory from the 1950s that when atoms organise themselves into 3D pentagons they supress crystallisation.

dateOct 25, 2016 in Condensed Matter
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