News tagged with materials research

A new way to date old ceramics

(PhysOrg.com) -- If you are an archaeologist, determining when a pot was made is not just a matter of checking the bottom for a time stamp. Dating clay-based materials like ceramics recovered from archeological ...

Jan 10, 2011
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Ancient trading raft sails anew

(PhysOrg.com) -- For the first time in nearly 500 years, a full-size balsa-wood raft just like those used in pre-Columbian Pacific trade took to the water on Sunday, May 10. Only this time, instead of the ...

May 13, 2009
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Do experiences or material goods make us happier?

Should I spend money on a vacation or a new computer? Will an experience or an object make me happier? A new study in the Journal of Consumer Research says it depends on different factors, including how materialistic you ...

Feb 23, 2009
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