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A droplet walks into an electric field …

A droplet walks into an electric field …

“Researchers have found a simple formula that could be useful for air purification, space propulsion, and molecular analyses. When a raindrop falls through a thundercloud, it is subject to strong electric fields that pull and tug on the droplet, like …

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Approaching the magnetic singularity

Approaching the magnetic singularity

“MIT researchers discover a material that changes electrical resistance only when a magnetic field is applied at a narrowly confined angle. In many materials, electrical resistance and voltage change in the presence of a magnetic field, usually varying smoothly as …

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Atari Punk Crab

Atari Punk Crab

“A 555 timer Atari punk console for all the bleeps and bloops. Ahhhhh, the good old days, when the bleeps and bloops of video games emitted from your local arcade and Atari reigned supreme. There is nothing like the sound …

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Automated cryptocode generator is helping secure the web

Automated cryptocode generator is helping secure the web

“System automatically writes optimized algorithms to encrypt data in Google Chrome browsers and web applications. Nearly every time you open up a secure Google Chrome browser, a new MIT-developed cryptographic system is helping better protect your data. In a …

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Better thermoelectric materials thanks to ligand mediation

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Better thermoelectric materials thanks to ligand mediation

“Investigators from the ICN2 Advanced Electron Nanoscopy Group have collaborated in an international research to show that inorganic ligands can be used to improve the performance as a thermoelectric material of SnTe-CdSe nanocomposites. The efficiency obtained with this procedure is …

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bike swarm

bike swarm

“As bikes navigate city streets after dark, they are often equipped with lights. The lights make the bikes visible to cars or other bikers, and the hazards of traffic less dangerous. Imagine that as solitary bikes come together, their lights …

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