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Earth's core reveals an inner weakness

( —The word "core" conjures up an image of something strong. However, new experiments show that the iron found in the Earth's core is relatively weak. This finding is based on x-ray spectroscopy and diffraction ...

dateJan 27, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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How to make a splash

( -- A team of physicists has used the high-energy x-rays of the Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory to penetrate the everyday mystery of a splash, revealing previously hidden structures and ...

dateMay 09, 2012 in Soft Matter
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Nanosilver and the future of antibiotics

Precious metals like silver and gold have biomedical properties that have been used for centuries, but how do these materials effectively combat the likes of cancer and bacteria without contaminating the patient and the environment?

dateMay 27, 2015 in Bio & Medicine
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'Colossal' Magnetic Effect Under Pressure

( -- Millions of people today carry around pocket-sized music players capable of holding thousands of songs, thanks to the discovery 20 years ago of a phenomenon known as the “giant magnetoresistance effect,” ...

dateJun 05, 2009 in General Physics
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How do floating water bridges defy gravity?

The term "floating water bridge" may sound nonsensical, but it's the most logical name for a phenomenon that occurs when two beakers of water set slightly apart are zapped with high-voltage electricity and the water molecules ...

dateNov 06, 2012 in General Physics
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