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Color-changing 'Blast Badge' detects exposure to explosive shock waves

Mimicking the reflective iridescence of a butterfly's wing, investigators at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed a color-changing patch that could be worn on soldiers' helmets and uniforms to indicate the strength of exposure to blasts from explosives in the field.

Posted: Nov 29th, 2010

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Scientists put a new spin on nanotechnology

An international team of researchers has succeeded in creating artificial spin ice in a state of thermal equilibrium for the first time. Allowing them to examine the precise configuration of this important nanomaterial.

Posted: Nov 29th, 2010

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Bridging between Earth and space: technology breakthroughs for scientific progress

TECHBREAK is a new foresight initiative led by the European Science Foundation to identify the technology areas that could benefit the space sector. It goes beyond space-related technologies to bring in expertise from sectors where technology is evolving faster, ranging from photonics and nanotechnology to energy, nuclear propulsion and robotics.

Posted: Nov 29th, 2010

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Wie Diamant weich wird

Nach Jahrhunderten entschluesseln Freiburger Fraunhofer-Forscher den atomaren Mechanismus des Diamantschleifens.

Posted: Nov 29th, 2010

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Diamond-based electronics

Researchers from Taiwan have demonstrated the possibilities of fabricating n-type conducting ultrananocrystalline diamond films by Li-doping at very low temperature of about 570C by simply using a Li-based substrate material.

Posted: Nov 26th, 2010

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