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December 1, 2012
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Modeling the Breaking Points of Metallic Glasses

Mathematical methods developed by a Berkeley Lab researcher help explain why liquid metals have wildly different breaking points, depending on how they are made Metallic glass alloys (or liquid metals) are three times stronger than the best industrial steel, but … Continue reading

December 30, 2011
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Badwater Basin: Death Valley Microbe Thrives There

*Discovery may lead to novel biotech and nanotech uses* Nevada, the “Silver State,” is well-known for mining precious metals. But scientists Dennis Bazylinski and colleagues at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) do a different type of mining. They sluice … Continue reading