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Speaking the language of microstructures

Researchers are developing a common language that can be used by computer software tools to describe materials at their smallest scale, with the ultimate aim of designing faster and better materials for our everyday lives.

dateAug 02, 2016 in Condensed Matter
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Translating materials with math

Mathematics has been very successful throughout history in translating complex scientific concepts. Einstein's famous equation E=mc2, for example, describes how mass and energy are interchangeable. But as scientific fields ...

dateJun 13, 2016 in Materials Science
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Getting the most out of natural gas

ETH scientists have discovered a new catalyst that allows the easy conversion of natural gas constituents into precursors for the production of fuels or complex chemicals, such as polymers or pharmaceuticals. The new catalyst ...

dateMay 24, 2016 in Materials Science
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