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On the path to metallic hydrogen

Hydrogen, the most common element in the universe, is normally an insulating gas, but at high pressures it may turn into a superconductor. Now, scientists at the Carnegie Institution in Washington D.C., US, have discovered a hydrogen-based compound that could be helpful in the search for metallic and superconducting forms of hydrogen.

Posted: Aug 3rd, 2009

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UAlbany NanoCollege to host National Conference on Nanoscale Science and Engineering Education

The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany, in partnership with the National Center for Learning and Teaching in Nanoscale Science and Engineering headquartered at Northwestern University, will host a national conference this week to assess the current state of nanoscale science and engineering education and chart a course for the future.

Posted: Aug 3rd, 2009

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Nanocontainers built into self-healing surfaces

The engineers' dream of self-healing surfaces has taken another step towards becoming reality - researchers have produced a electroplated layer that contains tiny nanometer-sized capsules. If the layer is damaged, the capsules release fluid and repair the scratch.

Posted: Aug 3rd, 2009

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