News tagged with versatility

Valuing versatility

It's often said that we live in an age of increased specialization: physicians who treat just one ailment, scholars who study just one period, network administrators who know just one operating system.

May 01, 2013
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Herschel finds past-prime star may be making planets

(Phys.org)—A star thought to have passed the age at which it can form planets may, in fact, be creating new worlds. The disk of material surrounding the surprising star called TW Hydrae may be massive enough ...

Jan 30, 2013
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Porous crystals for natural gas storage

(PhysOrg.com) -- Porous crystals called metal-organic frameworks, with their nanoscopic pores and incredibly high surface areas, are excellent materials for natural gas storage. But with millions of different ...

Nov 06, 2011
5 / 5 (5) 0 | with audio podcast

The wonders of graphene on display

Graphene, discovered in 2004 at The University of Manchester by Professor Andre Geim and Professor Kostya Novoselov, is one of the world's most versatile materials, and is already being used in such varied ...

Jul 05, 2011
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