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Kinks and curves at the nanoscale

One of the basic principles of nanotechnology is that when you make things extremely small—one nanometer is about five atoms wide, 100,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair—they are going ...

May 19, 2013
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Scientists image nanoparticles in action

(Phys.org) —The macroscopic effects of certain nanoparticles on human health have long been clear to the naked eye. What scientists have lacked is the ability to see the detailed movements of individual ...

Apr 25, 2013
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Salt causes chalk cliffs to collapse

Salt plays a greater role in undermining chalk cliffs than previously thought, say scientists. Until recently, if a chalk cliff collapsed it was blamed on waves eroding its base, or the chalk weakening as ...

Apr 19, 2013
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That's the way the droplets adhere

Understanding exactly how droplets and bubbles stick to surfaces—everything from dew on blades of grass to the water droplets that form on condensing coils after steam drives a turbine in a power plant—is ...

Feb 19, 2013
5 / 5 (5) 1 | with audio podcast