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December 10, 2013
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IBM Scientists Demonstrate Quantum Phenomenon for the First Time Using a Plastic Film

Originally predicted in the 1920s by Satyendranath Bose and Albert Einstein, applications could include energy-efficient lasers and optical switches, critical components for future computer systems processing Big Data ZURICH – 10 Dec 2013: For the first time, scientists at IBM … Continue reading

November 29, 2013
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Is There Really a Giant Island of Plastic in the Pacific Ocean?

Make no mistake about it: plastic waste is a huge problem and one that has been posing a very serious threat to our oceans for decades. What’s worse is that there hasn’t been any real strides made into solving the … Continue reading

March 8, 2013
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Flip of a Single Molecular Switch Makes an Old Brain Young

The flip of a single molecular switch helps create the mature neuronal connections that allow the brain to bridge the gap between adolescent impressionability and adult stability. Now Yale School of Medicine researchers have reversed the process, recreating a youthful … Continue reading

February 27, 2013
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Underwater Robot

New remotely operated vehicle to aid UD marine research efforts UD researchers discuss a new underwater robot that will assist in marine research. An underwater robot made a splash at a University of Delaware swimming pool recently in a test … Continue reading

February 24, 2013
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UCLA Researchers Develop New Technique to Scale up Production of Graphene Micro-Supercapacitors

While the demand for ever-smaller electronic devices has spurred the miniaturization of a variety of technologies, one area has lagged behind in this downsizing revolution: energy-storage units, such as batteries and capacitors. Now, Richard Kaner, a member of the California … Continue reading

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

October 22, 2012
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Speaking of Ethics

Lecturer explores the imperatives of environmental ethics Speaking to University of Delaware faculty and students and community members in Brown Lab on Monday night, Oct. 15, environmental philosopher Kathleen Dean Moore discussed how important it is for humans to realize … Continue reading

April 25, 2012
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Not Your Parents’ Chem Labs

‘Greener’ and more engaging experiments draw students in As a college student, Michelle Driessen had an all-too-typical experience. “I hated general chemistry,” she says. “I thought it was terribly boring.” She had plenty of company. Experiments were all laid out … Continue reading