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A multi-year ice floe slides down the starboard side of the Coast Guard Cutter Healy Aug. 12, 2009, as the ship heads north into even thicker ice. Image credit: Patrick Kelley, U.S. Coast Guard. Public domain.
Discovering the Magic Number of Earth Ice Molecules

November 23, 2019

It took over two years, 10 scientists, multiple laser blasts, the muscle of a supercomputer and innovative lab…
The Beauty of Imperfections: Linking Atomic Defects to 2D Materials Electronic Properties

November 21, 2019

Scientists at Berkeley Lab reveal oxygen’s hidden talent for filling in atomic gaps in TMDs; and the surprising…
New Research Shows How Romans Innovated Building Methods Over Time

November 20, 2019

Roman architecture is a beloved relic of the modern world. Its designs have influenced building techniques for centuries…
Foam offers way to manipulate light

November 20, 2019

There is more to foam than meets the eye. Literally. A study by Princeton scientists has shown that…
Lead stronger than steel? Yeah, it can be achieved with lasers!

November 19, 2019

Lead is a widely used soft metal with an atomic number 82. It is easily malleable, but rather…
Scientists probe the limits of ice

November 12, 2019

How small is the tiniest possible particle of ice? According to new NSF-funded research published in the journal Proceedings…
New Polymer Releases Molecular Cargo in Response to Force

November 11, 2019

Caltech scientists have developed a new kind of polymer that can carry a chemical payload as part of…
Spiders and ants inspire metal that won’t sink

November 8, 2019

University of Rochester researchers, inspired by diving bell spiders and rafts of fire ants, have created a metallic structure…
Customizable ‘bundlemers’ poised to become new material building blocks

November 4, 2019

Polymers are materials that are made of repeating chains of smaller molecules, with natural examples including rubber and…
A Superconductor That “Remembers” its Electronic Charge Arrangement

October 31, 2019

New information on charge order in a high-temperature superconductor may lead to a fuller understanding of these materials’…
Cracking the mystery of nature’s toughest material

October 28, 2019

Nacre, the rainbow-sheened material that lines the insides of mussel and other mollusk shells, is known as nature’s…
Physicists shed new light on how liquids behave with other materials

October 17, 2019

Using a range of theoretical and simulation approaches, physicists from the University of Bristol have shown that liquids…
Stressing metallic material controls superconductivity

October 15, 2019

No strain, no gain – that’s the credo for Cornell researchers who have helped find a way to…
Physicists look to navigational ‘rhumb lines’ to study polymer’s unique spindle structure

October 14, 2019

From the intricate patterns of pollen grains to the logarithmic spirals of nautilus shells, biology is full of complex patterns,…
Atomic-level imaging could offer roadmap to metals with new properties

October 10, 2019

High-entropy alloys, which are made from nearly equal parts of several primary metals, could hold great potential for…
A filament fit for space – silk is proven to thrive in outer space temperatures

October 7, 2019

Scientists from the universities of Oxford, Shanghai and Beijing who discovered that natural silks get stronger the colder…
Light work for superconductors

September 30, 2019

For the first time researchers successfully used laser pulses to excite an iron-based compound into a superconducting state.…
New 3D-printed lattice designs defy conventional wisdom on metamaterials

September 29, 2019

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have designed a new class of 3D-printed lattice structures that combine lightweight and…
Shocking heat waves stabilize single atoms

September 27, 2019

Single atoms work great as catalysts, but they usually don’t stay single for long. Argonne scientists are part…
Graphene is 3D as well as 2D

September 26, 2019

Graphene is actually a 3D material as well as a 2D material, according to a new study from…
Iridium ‘Loses Its Identity’ When Interfaced With Nickel

September 25, 2019

Hey, physicists and materials scientists: You’d better reevaluate your work if you study iridium-based materials – members of…
Engineers study icing/de-icing of wind turbine blades to improve winter power production

September 24, 2019

In Hui Hu’s Iowa State University office, you can feel exactly what ice does to an airfoil. As…
Seeing sound: Scientists observe how acoustic interactions change materials at the atomic level

September 24, 2019

Interaction of sound and light reveals new information of a crystal’s quantum properties. When exposed to stress and…
Lab scholar makes impact on new diagnostic at NIF

September 18, 2019

When Peter Nyholm became a NIF&PS Summer Scholar, he was following family tradition. Both of his parents had…
Methods to Monitor Wear in Oil and Gas Production Tubing Without Well Intervention

September 13, 2019

The Seeker (a private Oil & Gas producing company) is looking for a method for remote online monitoring…
Astronauts Try Mixing Concrete in Space

September 12, 2019

What sounds like a slap-stick comedy shtick is actually solid science. With so much of humanity’s space-faring future…
A Metal Unlike Itself

September 11, 2019

One of the most fundamental rules physics students learn in college is that metals cannot possess an internal…
How to Simulate Softness

September 2, 2019

What factors affect how human touch perceives softness, like the feel of pressing your fingertip against a marshmallow,…
Smarter Experiments for Faster Materials Discovery

August 29, 2019

Scientists created a new AI algorithm for making measurement decisions; autonomous approach could revolutionize scientific experiments A team…
Surface atoms on a dust particle (shown in red, white, pink and yellow) impose an arrangement on water molecules (blue) that can promote or inhibit ice formation. Image credit: Sapna Sarupria and Ryan DeFever
Chipping away at how ice forms could keep windshields, power lines ice-free

August 29, 2019

How does ice form? Surprisingly, science hasn’t fully answered that question. Differences in ice formation on various surfaces…
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