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International Union of Crystallography Meeting to Take Place August 5–12, 2014 in Montreal

International Union of Crystallography Meeting to Take Place August 5–12, 2014 in Montreal

Some 2,500 scientists and experts from around the world will gather next month in Montreal for the largest international meeting of the year devoted to crystallography -- a discipline that draws researchers from fields as far flung as genomics and geology who help solve problems as diverse as designing new manufacturing processes to creating life-saving drugs. [More]
Sphalerite Mineral Can Affect Carbon-Hydrogen Bond Process

Sphalerite Mineral Can Affect Carbon-Hydrogen Bond Process

Reactions among minerals and organic compounds in hydrothermal environments are critical components of the Earth's deep carbon cycle, they provide energy for the deep biosphere, and may have implications for the origins of life. However, very little is known about how minerals influence organic reactions. [More]
Magnets May be Used as Cooling Agents

Magnets May be Used as Cooling Agents

The magnets cluttering the face of your refrigerator may one day be used as cooling agents, according to a new theory formulated by MIT researchers. [More]
Army Research Office Awards Funds for Study on Energy Needed to Fracture Rock

Army Research Office Awards Funds for Study on Energy Needed to Fracture Rock

The Army Research Office has awarded a three-year grant of up to $357,330 to a University of Texas at Arlington geophysicist using new technology to better define the energy needed to fracture rock at the surface and below ground. [More]
New Material Structure Generates Steam by Soaking Up the Sun

New Material Structure Generates Steam by Soaking Up the Sun

A new material structure developed at MIT generates steam by soaking up the sun. [More]
New Report on Key Aspect of Amber’s Architecture

New Report on Key Aspect of Amber’s Architecture

The warm beauty of amber was captivating and mysterious enough to inspire myths in ancient times, and even today, some of its secrets remain locked inside the fossilized tree resin. [More]
Carbodeon Improve Efficiency and Reduce Nanodiamond Costs with New Processes

Carbodeon Improve Efficiency and Reduce Nanodiamond Costs with New Processes

Last October, Carbodeon published its data on thermal fillers showing that the conductivity of polyamide 66 (PA66) based thermal compound could be increased by 25 percent by replacing 0.1 wt.% of the typically maximum effective level of boron nitride filler (45 wt.%) with the company’s application fine-tuned nanodiamond material. [More]
New Alloy Vibration Dampers Demonstrate 10 Times Longer Fatigue Life

New Alloy Vibration Dampers Demonstrate 10 Times Longer Fatigue Life

Takenaka Corporation, in collaboration with the National Institute for Materials Science (hereafter referred to as NIMS) and Awaji Materia Co., Ltd., jointly developed vibration dampers made of a new alloy, which has about 10 times longer low-cycle fatigue life than the steel material in common use today for vibration dampers. [More]
AIXTRON Tool Used to Manufacture High Voltage Gallium Nitride HEMT Structures

AIXTRON Tool Used to Manufacture High Voltage Gallium Nitride HEMT Structures

Chinese semiconductor specialist Enkris Semiconductor, Inc. has successfully demonstrated the manufacture of high voltage Gallium Nitride HEMT (High Electron Mobility Transistor) structures on 200 mm Silicon (G... [More]
Proteins in Squid Sucker Ring Teeth May Help Develop Strong, but Malleable, Materials

Proteins in Squid Sucker Ring Teeth May Help Develop Strong, but Malleable, Materials

Squid tentacles are loaded with hundreds of suction cups, or suckers, and each sucker has a ring of razor-sharp "teeth" that help these mighty predators latch onto and take down prey. [More]