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Flying fish – from Africa to the Amazon

(Phys.org) —Scientists have uncovered the natural fertiliser contained within Saharan dust that plays an important role in the health of the Amazon rainforest when it is blown across the Atlantic: fish bone.

dateSep 25, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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A single diamond crystal does the job

(Phys.org) —X-ray absorption spectroscopy (XAS) is a technique used in many areas of science, from biology to materials science,that allows researchers to uncover information on a sample's molecular structure and electronic ...

dateAug 25, 2014 in General Physics
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New tool, savings for manufacturing hard materials

"Machining," in particular the process of cutting hard, brittle materials during manufacturing, can be difficult, often because the cutting tool, typically made of single crystal diamond, the hardest material known, can wear ...

dateJul 17, 2014 in Engineering
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