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NASA finds signs of graphene in space

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope identified signs of the graphene in two small galaxies outside of our own, called the Magellanic Clouds, specifically in the material shed by dying stars, called planetary nebulae.

Aug 16th, 2011

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Mimicking biological complexity, in a tiny particle

Tiny particles made of polymers hold great promise for targeted delivery of drugs and as structural scaffolds for building artificial tissues. However, current production methods for such microparticles yield a limited array of shapes and can only be made with certain materials, restricting their usefulness.

Aug 16th, 2011

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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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