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Squeezing out the hidden lives of electrons

In our daily lives we tend to think of electrical conductivity as largely static: Copper is a good choice for conduction; clay is not. But heat up that copper wire, and electron conduction slows. Give a flake ...

dateFeb 28, 2014 in Condensed Matter
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Does your iPod make you socially isolated?

A recent study published in the journal Leisure Studies, 'iPod use and the perception of social introversion' by Benjamin R. Garner (University of Kansas), discusses the effects that iPod use has on society and social intera ...

dateFeb 26, 2014 in Consumer & Gadgets
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Robots as platforms?

An odd concept for anyone raised on the idea of robots as clunky metal machines or toys designed to make life easier or more fun, but a new EU-funded research project introduces the idea of robots as platforms ...

dateJan 21, 2014 in Robotics
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Resistance makes waves

Even physics can give pointers for energy saving. An international team working together with the Centre for Quantum Materials, run by the Max Planck Society in conjunction with the University of British ...

dateDec 23, 2013 in Superconductivity
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