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Scientists turn dents into smart bumps

Due to a phenomenon called the shape memory effect (SME), certain "memory metals" can be distorted and then brought back to their original shape by a simple temperature change. While a one-way memory effect has inspired applications ...

dateAug 23, 2006 in Condensed Matter feature
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A Boost for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Research

The development of hydrogen fuel cells for vehicles, the ultimate green dream in transportation energy, is another step closer. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Argonne ...

dateJan 25, 2007 in Condensed Matter
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