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The forming of folded structures

What do the convolutions of the brain, the emergence of wrinkles, the formation of mountain chains, and fingerprints have in common? All these structures, albeit very different, result from the same process: the compression ...

dateNov 05, 2010 in General Physics
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Nanotubes weigh the atom

( -- How can you weigh a single atom? European researchers have built an exquisite new device that can do just that. It may ultimately allow scientists to study the progress of chemical reactions, molecule by ...

dateJun 29, 2009 in Nanophysics
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