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The Earth's hidden weakness

(PhysOrg.com) -- Three thousand kilometres beneath our feet, the Earth's solid rock gives way to the swirling liquid iron of the outer core.

May 28, 2010
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Taming the wild phonon

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at MIT and elsewhere have succeeded in creating a synthetic crystal that can very effectively control the transmission of heat -- stopping it in its tracks and reflecting it back. ...

Mar 22, 2010
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Researchers create 3-D invisibility cloak: study

European researchers have taken the world a step closer to fictional wizard Harry Potter's invisibility cape after they made an object disappear using a three-dimensional "cloak", a study published Thursday in the US-based ...

Mar 18, 2010
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Highlight: Quasi-Crystalline Order at Nanoscale

Nanoparticles have a strong tendency to form periodic structures. Mixing and matching of two different types of nanoparticles allows the formation of binary nanoparticle superlattices isostructural to ionic ...

Jan 11, 2010
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