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Researchers study why metals fail

(PhysOrg.com) -- The eventual failure of metals, such as the aluminum in ships and airplanes, can often be blamed on breaks, or voids, in the material's atomic lattice. They're at first invisible, only microns in size, but ...

Jan 24, 2012 3 / 5 (2) 0

Improving security in the cloud

Less and less of today's computing is done on desktop computers; cloud computing, in which operations are carried out on a network of shared, remote servers, is expected to rise as the demand for computing power increases. ...

Dec 15, 2011 5 / 5 (1) 0

Diamonds and dust for better cement

(PhysOrg.com) -- It's no surprise that humans the world over use more water, by volume, than any other material. But in second place, at over 17 billion tons consumed each year, comes concrete made with Portland ...

Dec 12, 2011 4.5 / 5 (2) 1 | with audio podcast