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  1. Designer Polymers On Demand
    8/8/2018

    When jewelers create a necklace, they control the order and number of each bead or jewel they use to form a desired pattern.

  2. World Record: Fastest 3D Tomographic Images At BESSY II
    8/8/2018

    An HZB team has developed an ingenious precision rotary table at the EDDI beamline at BESSY II and combined it with particularly fast optics. This enabled them to document the formation of pores in grains of metal during foaming processes at 25 tomographic images per second - a world record.

  3. NIST Shows Laser Ranging Can ‘See’ 3D Objects Melting In Fires
    8/8/2018

    Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have used a laser detection and ranging (LADAR) system to image three-dimensional (3D) objects melting in flames. The method could offer a precise, safe and compact way to measure structures as they collapse in fires.

  4. Researchers Developed Effective MR Coil For Preclinical Studies
    8/8/2018

    Researchers from ITMO University developed and tested an MR coil for high-quality imaging of the whole mouse. Such coils are required for preclinical studies of drugs, as well as for targeted examination of various body systems.

  5. Lining Up Superconductor Behaviors With One Of The World's Strongest Magnets
    8/8/2018

    What happens when really powerful magnets—capable of producing magnetic fields nearly two million times stronger than Earth’s—are applied to materials that have a “super” ability to conduct electricity when chilled by liquid nitrogen? A team of scientists set out to answer this question in one such superconductor made of the elements lanthanum, strontium, copper, and oxygen (LSCO).

  6. Keeping It Cool: The Parker Solar Probe’s High-Performance Heat Shield
    8/8/2018

    NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, scheduled to launch as soon as Saturday, is destined to eventually skim through the sun’s atmosphere and come within 4 million miles of the solar surface. To put it simply: This spacecraft is going where it’s brutally hot.

  7. Novel Approach To Coherent Control Of A Three-Level Quantum System
    8/8/2018

    For the first time, researchers were able to study quantum interference in a three-level quantum system and thereby control the behavior of individual electron spins.

  8. Mahr’s New High-Speed Drive Micrometer With Integrated Wireless Data Transmission
    8/8/2018

    Mahr Inc., a leading provider of dimensional metrology solutions, recently announced a new family of Micromar 40EWRi-L digital micrometers with high speed measuring spindle positioning.

  9. Kavli Lectures: New Vision Of Nanomaterial Synthesis And Light-Fueled Space Travel
    8/7/2018

    A new way of envisioning the synthesis of nanomaterials and the concept of using light as fuel for space travel will be the topics of a pair of Kavli Lectures at the 256th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world’s largest scientific society.

  10. Renovations Lead To Big Improvement At Nuclear Astrophysics Lab
    8/7/2018

    In nature, the nuclear reactions that form stars are often accompanied by astronomically high amounts of energy, sometimes over billions of years.