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New device exposes explosive vapors

Minefields are a humanitarian disaster throughout the world, and now researchers in Scotland have designed a new device that could more reliably sense explosives, helping workers to identify and deactivate unexploded mines.

Aug 15th, 2011

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Bending light with better precision

Physicists from the University of California at San Diego have demonstrated a new technique to control the speed and direction of light using memory metamaterials whose properties can be repeatedly changed.

Aug 15th, 2011

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Movies of electrons

Lasers that emit pulses lasting a quintillionth of a second could characterize the behavior of individual electrons during chemical reactions.

Aug 15th, 2011

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Diamonds aren't forever

Associate Professor Richard Mildren and his colleagues from the Macquarie University Photonics Research Centre discovered that diamonds evaporate under exposure to light.

Aug 14th, 2011

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A hot bath for gold nanoparticles

An international team of researchers has developed a procedure that enhances the surface exposure of gold nanoparticles and their catalytic activity over a range of reactions.

Aug 12th, 2011

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Researchers find that disorder is key to nanotube mystery

So far, no one has managed to explain why, at the molecular level, a stable liquid would want to confine itself to such a small area. Now, using a novel method to calculate the dynamics of water molecules, Caltech researchers believe they have solved the mystery. It turns out that entropy, a measurement of disorder, has been the missing key.

Aug 12th, 2011

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