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July 21, 2008 Columbia Engineers Prove Graphene is the Strongest Material Research scientists at Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science have achieved a breakthrough by proving that the carbon material graphene is the strongest material ever measured.
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For less than $10 you can make a one-of-a-kind lamp that commemorates your personal history or other past events. Creative lighting aside, this quick project also finally finds a use for those old 35mm negatives you have lying around.
This video and creation from Physalia Studio absolutely blows my mind, and I'm pretty sure I could watch it for hours. The Barcelona-based motion graphics and visual effects studio were presented with the theme of “Happy” by the organizers for this year's F5 Re:Play Fest in New York.
You've probably seen calculators with solar cells -- devices that never need batteries and in some cases, don't even have an off button.
Apr. 27, 2011 — Researchers here have created the first electronic circuit to merge traditional inorganic semiconductors with organic "spintronics" -- devices that utilize the spin of electrons to read, write and manipulate data. Ezekiel Johnston-Halperin, assistant professor of physics, and his team combined an inorganic semiconductor with a unique plastic material that is under development in colleague Arthur J.
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High Index Resolution Enhancement by Scattering (HIRES) Explained Allard Mosk, et. al. via arXiv Today in clever science tricks: a new kind of microscopy that can see down to resolutions smaller than the wavelength of the imaging light itself. On its face, this shouldn’t be possible; the smallest resolution you should be able to get in the visible spectrum is about 200 nanometers because of the lower limits of visible light’s wavelengths.
3D 360-Degree Fog Bunny DigInfoNews A new, truly 360-degree 3-D display has been developed by researchers at Osaka University. The fog display is created by three projectors each beaming a different image into a column of thin fog, making the resulting image appear 3-dimensional from all angles.
Apr. 14, 2011 — High oil prices and environmental and economic security concerns have triggered interest in using algae-derived oils as an alternative to fossil fuels.