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Scrutinising the tip of molecular probes

Studies of molecules confined to nano- or micropores are of considerable interest to physicists. That's because they can manipulate or stabilise molecules in unstable states or obtain new materials with special properties. ...

dateFeb 29, 2016 in Materials Science
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Flow phenomena on solid surfaces

Physicists from Saarland University and the ESPCI in Paris have shown how liquids on solid surfaces can be made to slide over the surface a bit like a bobsleigh on ice. The key is to apply a coating at the boundary between ...

dateFeb 10, 2016 in General Physics
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Image: Artificial eclipse

The sun experiences both calm and tempestuous periods of activity. At its most active, our star can fling out multiple bursts of particles in a single day in events known as coronal mass ejections, or CMEs. Particles within ...

dateDec 07, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Hardened steels for more efficient engines

Scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) are working on the development of a new process for hardening steel: With the help of methylamine, they enrich low-alloy steels with carbon and nitrogen. Low-pressure ...

dateNov 20, 2015 in Engineering
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