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Daguerreotype exhibit explores nanotechnology's role in preserving local history

In 1839, Louis-Jacques-Mande Daguerre unveiled one of the world's first successful photographic mediums: the daguerreotype. The process transformed the human experience by providing a means to capture light and record people, places, and events. The University of Rochester is leading groundbreaking nanotechnology research that explores the extraordinary qualities of this photographic process.

Posted: Dec 1st, 2015

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Nanostructures behind a tarantula's blue hue could improve displays

Scientists recently discovered that tiny, multilayer nanostructures inside a tarantula's hair are responsible for its vibrant color. The science behind how these hair-raising spiders developed their blue hue may lead to new ways to improve computer or TV screens using biomimicry.

Posted: Nov 30th, 2015

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Liquid foam: Plastic, elastic and fluid

Physicists have gained new insights into predicting how complex fluids react under stretching conditions due to the interplay between elasticity, plasticity and flow.

Posted: Nov 30th, 2015

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Researchers find new phase of carbon, make diamond at room temperature

Researchers have discovered a new phase of solid carbon, called Q-carbon, which is distinct from the known phases of graphite and diamond. They have also developed a technique for using Q-carbon to make diamond-related structures at room temperature and at ambient atmospheric pressure in air.

Posted: Nov 30th, 2015

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