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Golden mystery solved

Gold is prized for its preciousness and as a conductor in electronics, but it is also important in scientific experimentation.

dateJan 16, 2017 in General Physics
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Graphene slides smoothly across gold

Graphene, a modified form of carbon, offers versatile potential for use in coating machine components and in the field of electronic switches. An international team of researchers led by physicists at the University of Basel ...

dateFeb 25, 2016 in Nanomaterials
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Nano-hinge—lubricated by light

Nanomachines could take over a variety of tasks in future. Some day they may be able to perform medical precision work in the human body or help analyze pathogens and pollutants in mobile laboratories. Scientists at the Max ...

dateFeb 24, 2016 in Bio & Medicine
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