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Physicist sifts through sandy shrapnel

Once the site of the Second World War's bloodiest battles, the beaches of Normandy are now a mecca of sunbathing and swimming. Lurking in the sand, though, is a time capsule of those battles.

dateJun 05, 2014 in Environment
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Microscopy charges ahead

(Phys.org) —Ferroelectric materials – substances in which there is a slight and reversible shift of positive and negative charges – have surfaces that are coated with electrical charges like roads covered ...

dateMay 29, 2014 in General Physics
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A new look at the solid-liquid interface

Interesting things happen at interfaces, and when solids meet liquids it is no exception. Understanding the complex phenomena that take place at this 'solid-liquid' interface could give us important clues about how to build ...

dateMay 22, 2014 in Nanophysics
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New NIST microscope sees what others can't

Microscopes don't exactly lie, but their limitations affect the truths they can tell. For example, scanning electron microscopes (SEMs) simply can't see materials that don't conduct electricity very well, ...

dateMay 07, 2014 in Nanophysics
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Bake your own droplet lens

A droplet of clear liquid can bend light, acting as a lens. Now, by exploiting this well-known phenomenon, researchers have developed a new process to create inexpensive high quality lenses that will cost ...

dateApr 24, 2014 in Optics & Photonics
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