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Every atom counts in graphene formation

(Phys.org)—Like tiny ships finding port in a storm, carbon atoms dock with the greater island of graphene in a predictable manner. But until recent research by scientists at Rice University, nobody had ...

Sep 04, 2012
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Chinese team builds first quantum router

(Phys.org) -- With all the talk of quantum computers, little notice has been made of work on what is known as a quantum Internet, which is where data is sent across a web of computers via devices that work ...

Aug 07, 2012 report
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Cutting the graphene cake

(Phys.org) -- Researchers at the University of Manchester have demonstrated that graphene can be used as a building block to create new 3D crystal structures which are not confined by what nature can produce.

Jul 29, 2012
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Plastic 'ninjas' take on deadly bacteria (w/ Video)

For decades, bacteria like the stubborn methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) have concerned gym goers, hospital patients and staff, and parents of school children. MRSA is particularly worrisome because it is ...

Jul 05, 2012
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Discovery of material with amazing properties

Normally a material can be either magnetically or electrically polarized, but not both. Now researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen have studied a material that is simultaneously ...

Jun 24, 2012
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Global research centre on ocean acid launched

The UN nuclear agency announced on Monday the creation of a new centre in Monaco to help coordinate international efforts to research and combat the serious environmental problem of ocean acidification.

Jun 18, 2012
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Designing materials for the future

As energy demands rise, materials scientists are increasingly interested in developing longer-lasting materials for use in the next generation of advanced nuclear and fusion reactors. However, before researchers ...

Jun 12, 2012
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