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More efficient transformer materials

Almost every electronic device contains a transformer. An important material used in their construction is electrical steel. Researchers have found a way to improve the performance of electrical steel and ...

dateOct 01, 2014 in Engineering
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Sensor network tracks down illegal bomb-making

Terrorists can manufacture bombs with relative ease, few aids and easily accessible materials such as synthetic fertilizer. Not always do security forces succeed in preventing the attacks and tracking down ...

dateOct 01, 2014 in Engineering
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Nanotube cathode beats large, pricey laser

Scientists are a step closer to building an intense electron beam source without a laser. Using the High-Brightness Electron Source Lab at DOE's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, a team led by scientist ...

dateSep 30, 2014 in Nanophysics
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Haunting tales in ship-wrecked silver

In her work of analysing the silver coins recovered from six ships, wrecked off the WA coast over almost two centuries, PhD candidate Liesel Gentelli finds herself thinking of some of the wreck survivors.

dateSep 25, 2014 in Analytical Chemistry
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What is the geometry of the universe?

One of the big questions in cosmology regards the shape of the universe. "Shape" in this case is not the distribution of galaxies, but rather the shape of space and time itself. In general relativity, space ...

dateSep 24, 2014 in Astronomy
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Separation of para and ortho water

(Phys.org) —Not all water is equal—at least not at the molecular level. There are two versions of the water molecule, para and ortho water, in which the spin states of the hydrogen nuclei are different. ...

dateSep 18, 2014 in Materials Science
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Twisted graphene chills out

(Phys.org) —When two sheets of graphene are stacked in a special way, it is possible to cool down the graphene with a laser instead of heating it up, University of Manchester researchers have shown.

dateSep 17, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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