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Extreme excavation: Fire ant style

Fans of The Lord of the Rings may disagree, but when it comes to exquisite excavation, the dwarves of Moria have nothing on the mighty fire ants of Georgia Tech. But Dan Goldman and Michael Goodisman aren't fascinated by ...

dateMay 06, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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High-strength materials from the pressure cooker

A Surprise in Materials Chemistry: At Vienna University of Technology, materials for lightweight construction, protective clothing or sports equipment can be produced at high temperatures and high pressures. ...

dateMay 05, 2014 in Polymers
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Molecules as circuits

Pursuit of silicon-based electronics has certain limits, in the physical sense: This type of circuit can never become "nano" because of the physical laws governing the flow of electrons. This imposes a halt ...

dateJan 23, 2014 in General Physics
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