News tagged with strength

Graphene makes rubber more rubbery

In an article published in Carbon, Dr Aravind Vijayaraghavan and Dr Maria Iliut from Manchester have shown that adding a very small amount of graphene, the world's thinnest and strongest material, to rubber films can increase ...

dateMay 20, 2016 in Nanomaterials
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Twisting magnets enhance data storage capacity

Members of a research collaboration have succeeded in experimentally verifying the properties of crystals of chiral magnetic materials, which may lead to the development of new types of magnetic memories with unprecedented ...

dateFeb 11, 2016 in General Physics
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Understanding the magnetic sun

The surface of the sun writhes and dances. Far from the still, whitish-yellow disk it appears to be from the ground, the sun sports twisting, towering loops and swirling cyclones that reach into the solar upper atmosphere, ...

dateJan 29, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Video: Phone book physics

Myth-buster fans have likely heard of the phenomenon of interlocking pages of two phonebooks and discovering that they are impossible to pull apart.

dateJan 15, 2016 in General Physics
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