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Disorder creates rust protection

Corrosion eats away 75 billion euros of economic output annually in Germany alone. But it may soon be possible to better assess which steels and other alloys will be affected, and how to limit the damage: ...

Aug 09, 2013 4.8 / 5 (6) 0 | with audio podcast

Kinks and curves at the nanoscale

One of the basic principles of nanotechnology is that when you make things extremely small—one nanometer is about five atoms wide, 100,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair—they are going ...

May 19, 2013 4.7 / 5 (6) 0 | with audio podcast

Reinventing the power line cable

Materials scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory are researching ways to perfect a next generation power cable made of an aluminum and calcium composite. Cables of this composite will ...

Apr 02, 2013 4.5 / 5 (11) 5 | with audio podcast

Clays can expand under pressure

It was always believed that water is "squeezed" out of the clay structure under pressure but physicists at Umea University in Sweden together with German colleagues show that this appear to be not always ...

Mar 27, 2013 not rated yet 1 | with audio podcast

Are tropical forests resilient to global warming?

Tropical forests are less likely to lose biomass – plants and plant material - in response to greenhouse gas emissions over the twenty-first century than may previously have been thought, suggests a study published online ...

Mar 10, 2013 3.6 / 5 (7) 4 | with audio podcast