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The proof is in the pudding

Three researchers devised an experiment to measure the relationship between disorder and metastability in a granular material.

Posted: May 18th, 2016

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How nanotechnology could detect and treat cancer

A growing field called nanotechnology is allowing researchers to manipulate molecules and structures much smaller than a single cell to enhance our ability to see, monitor and destroy cancer cells in the body.

Posted: May 17th, 2016

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Researchers discover melanin could make for great batteries

Researchers have discovered that the chemical structure of melanin on a macromolecular scale exhibits, amongst other shapes, a four-membered ring - in other words, a chemical structure that may be conducive to creating certain kinds of batteries based on natural melanin pigments.

Posted: May 17th, 2016

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Researchers measure microscale granular crystal dynamics

Granular materials are one of the least understood forms of matter due to the incredibly complex ways that those particles interact. But those complicated physics also offer tantalizing potential to create materials with unique properties - like the ability to absorb impact energy in customized ways.

Posted: May 17th, 2016

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Bending hot molecules

New model for controlling hot molecules reactions, which are relevant to fusion, space exploration and planetary science.

Posted: May 17th, 2016

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Nanoparticles in baby formula: should parents be worried?

There's a lot of stuff you'd expect to find in baby formula: proteins, carbs, vitamins, essential minerals. But parents probably wouldn't anticipate finding extremely small, needle-like particles. Yet this is exactly what a team of scientists recently discovered.

Posted: May 17th, 2016

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