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Scientists film shock waves in diamond

Researchers have used ultra-short pulses of X-rays to film shock waves in diamonds. The study headed by DESY scientists opens up new possibilities for studying the properties of materials. Thanks to the extremely ...

dateJun 18, 2015 in General Physics
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Aperiodic crystals and beyond

Once a contradiction in terms, aperiodic crystals show instead that "long-range order" has never been defined. Whatever it means, decades of intense research have shown it to be more complex and surprising ...

dateJun 17, 2015 in Condensed Matter
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The physics of badminton

(Phys.org)—When it comes to flying projectiles, the badminton shuttlecock or "birdie" is unusual in that it flips on impact with a racket so that it always flies cork-first. This flipping motion arises ...

dateJun 17, 2015 in General Physics feature
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