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Solving a 140-year fluid mechanics enigma

The findings have potential implications for research and industry because ellipsoid nanoparticles are encountered in various applications including those involving pharmaceuticals, foods and cosmetics.

Posted: Oct 7th, 2015

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New surfaces delay ice formation

Call it a split personality: Water-attracting spots on water-repelling surfaces can prevent ice formation at 6 degrees below freezing for more than 3 hours.

Posted: Oct 6th, 2015

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Even if imprisoned inside a crystal, molecules can still move

For the first time, a study has shown that residual movements continue to animate proteins inside a crystal and that this movement 'blurs"' the structures obtained via crystallography. The study stresses that the more these residual movements are restricted, the better the crystalline order.

Posted: Oct 6th, 2015

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Double the (quantum) fun

A detailed analysis of the electrical characteristics of a tiny transistor made from 2 quantum dots could help researchers design better devices to manipulate single electrons.

Posted: Oct 6th, 2015

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