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Using nature as a model for low-friction bearings

The mechanical properties of natural joints are considered unrivalled. Cartilage is coated with a special polymer layer allowing joints to move virtually friction-free, even under high pressure. Using simulations on Jülich's ...

dateMay 14, 2014 in Polymers
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Big Bang under the microscope

(—Scientists have replaced the telescope with the microscope: Using the similarities between the structure of a crystal and the state of the cosmos in the early universe, they have explored a yet unconfirmed phenomenon, ...

dateJan 03, 2013 in General Physics
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Report: NSA cracked most online encryption

The National Security Agency, working with the British government, has secretly been unraveling encryption technology that billions of Internet users rely upon to keep their electronic messages and confidential data safe ...

dateSep 05, 2013 in Internet
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