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A new spin on antifreeze

A team of researchers from Harvard University have invented a way to keep any metal surface free of ice and frost. The treated surfaces quickly shed even tiny, incipient condensation droplets or frost simply through gravity. The technology prevents ice sheets from developing on surfaces - and any ice that does form, slides off effortlessly.

Posted: Jun 11th, 2012

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Theorem unifies superfluids and other weird materials

In the past 100 years, 11 Nobel Prizes have been awarded to nearly two dozen people for the discovery or theoretical explanation of such cold materials - superconductors and Bose-Einstein condensates, to name two - yet a unifying theory of these extreme behaviors has eluded theorists. Physicists have now discovered a commonality among these materials that can be used to predict or even design new materials that will exhibit such unusual behavior.

Posted: Jun 11th, 2012

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Ultrananocrystalline diamond-coated membranes show promise for medical implant applications

Recent studies have shown that microporous membranes can facilitate migration of epidermal cells, enabling the development of a seal that resists movement of fluid and microorganisms and therefore improving the implant life. Researchers have now devised a simple but innovative approach that combines both of these aspects simply by coating silicon nitride microporous membranes with a conformal coating of ultrathin ultrananocrystalline diamond films.

Posted: Jun 11th, 2012

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Scientists reveal structure of bacterial chainmail

An international team of scientists, funded in the UK by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), has uncovered the structure of the protective protein coat which surrounds many bacteria like a miniature suit of armour.

Posted: Jun 10th, 2012

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Researchers watch tiny living machines self-assemble

Enabling bioengineers to design new molecular machines for nanotechnology applications is one of the possible outcomes of a study by University of Montreal researchers that was published in Nature Structural and Molecular Biology today.

Posted: Jun 10th, 2012

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