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New Gecko-Inspired Synthetic Adhesive

New Gecko-Inspired Synthetic Adhesive

Researchers from Berkeley University have developed a new gecko-inspired synthetic adhesive tape. Unlike conventional adhesive tape, it does not stick when pressed onto a surface, but rather when it is slid over a surface. The tape was inspired by a ...

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Smaller Stars Help Bigger Stars Form

Smaller Stars Help Bigger Stars Form

According to a new theory proposed by astrophysicists from Princeton University and the University of California, Berkeley, massive stars form inside an interstellar cloud of gas and dust, with the “help” of smaller stars. The smaller stars, which are about ...

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Heavy Metals

Heavy Metals

A team of physicists recently found that an atomic nucleus can hold many more neutrons than what was previously considered possible. In experiments conducted earlier this year, researchers created and detected one new ultra-heavy isotope of magnesium – magnesium-40 – ...

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NASA to Test Lunar Habitat

NASA to Test Lunar Habitat

NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF) are about to test an inflatable habitat in Antarctica starting January 2008. Its new architecture is supposedly strong enough to withstand the conditions on the moon; to test that, Antarctica’s frigid, harsh, isolated ...

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NanoArt 2006-2007 Competition

NanoArt 2006-2007 Competition

NanoArt is a recent, novel integration of art and science consisting of reproductions or artistic renderings of electron micrographs, scanning tunneling micrographs, or atomic force micrographs (i.e., images visualized by electron microscopy [EM] or atomic force microscopy [AFM] or scanning ...

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