Archive: 29/11/2010

How to soften a diamond

After hundreds of years, German researchers at the Fraunhofer IWM in Freiburg have managed to decode the atomic mechanism behind diamond grinding.

dateNov 29, 2010 in Condensed Matter
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Breeding potatoes with improved properties

It is possible to breed potatoes in such a way that they produce new types of starch for use as a new and improved plant-based raw material in the construction, paper, glue, fodder and food industries. These results are described ...

dateNov 29, 2010 in Biotechnology
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Sea noise adventures

In 1953, Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau published his groundbreaking book The Silent World, which has since sold five million copies and captured the imagination of generations of armchair adventurers. While breathtaking in ...

dateNov 29, 2010 in Ecology
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