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Spiders spin unique phononic material

New discoveries about spider silk could inspire novel materials to manipulate sound and heat in the same way semiconducting circuits manipulate electrons, according to scientists at Rice University, in Europe and in Singapore.

dateJul 25, 2016 in Materials Science
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Gender wage gap narrows in The Netherlands

Whilst the gap may have narrowed over the last few decades, in 2012 male workers still appeared to earn more than their female counterparts in the Netherlands. Significantly more. Given that discrimination according to gender ...

dateJun 28, 2016 in Social Sciences
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Proper breeding ground for germanene

Germanene is a one atom thick sheet of germanium, in a honeycomb structure. It has clear similarities with graphene, the material that induced massive research activity worldwide, especially after 2010's Nobel Prize.

dateJun 22, 2016 in Nanomaterials
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