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Carbyne is stronger than any known material

( —A paper on Arxiv presents a detailed look at the properties of carbyne, stronger than graphene and diamond, a true supermaterial. The paper is titled, "Carbyne from first principles: Chain of C atoms, a nanorod ...

dateAug 20, 2013 in Nanomaterials weblog
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MESSENGER sees a smoother side of Mercury

During its two years in orbit around Mercury—as well as several more years performing flybys—the MESSENGER spacecraft has taken over 150,000 images of the innermost planet, giving us a look at its incredibly rugged, Sun-scoured ...

dateMar 22, 2013 in Space Exploration
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First discovery of a natural topological insulator

( —In a step toward understanding and exploiting an exotic form of matter that has been sparking excitement for potential applications in a new genre of supercomputers, scientists are reporting the first identification ...

dateMar 06, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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Oxygen to the core

(—An international collaboration including researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has discovered that the Earth's core formed under more oxidizing condition's than previously proposed.

dateJan 10, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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