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Most Expensive Material (£100 m per gram) Created By Oxford Scientists

Scientists from Oxford University have developed a material costlier than our most expensive metals and precious gems! One gram of the material will cost £100 million. Mirror, mirror on the wall, what is the most expensive material in the world? Oxford scientists have manipulated carbon and nitrogen atoms to bring forth an amazing combination of molecules that are

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Scientists Create Lightest Form of Gold Made of 98 % of Air

Scientists from Switzerland have created the lightest form of gold which consists of 98 % of air, and 20-carat gold, as well as milk protein fibres. The findings are available in the journal Advanced Materials. Researcher Raffaele Mezzenga from ETH Zurich and his team created the new type of gold from a 3D meshwork made

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Graphene Creation Just Became Cheaper Than Ever

Scientists from Scotland have come up with a much cheaper method for the production of graphene. Their findings are hoped to fuel other research works entailing the creation of innovative devices. The paper is available in Scientific Reports. The advantages of graphene – strong, light, flexible, able to conduct heat and electricity – seem to

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Probiotic Capsules Linked With Decreased Stress & Enhanced Memory

The importance of gut bacteria might not be relevant to our physical health only. A new study suggests that the daily consumption of probiotic capsules leads to decreased stress and enhanced memory. The new research has brought forth findings that add to those of previous studies: microorganisms might be relevant to mental health. 22 volunteers were

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Metal Flexible As Chewing Gum But Tougher Than Steel Created

The “instruction manual” – put together by Australian scientists – to making metallic glass has been published in Nature Communications. The research puts forward a model that will allow for the prediction of the combination of metals to be used to create the alloy. The metallic glass, also known as amorphous metal, is a flexible and

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“Smart Drug” Modafinil Enhances Decision-Making Process

The medication known as modafinil used to treat narcoleptic patients has been documented from a different perspective in a new study: is it safe and does it act as a “smart drug” enhancing cognition? The findings published in European Neuropsychopharmacology suggest that it does improve concentration and other cognitive abilities. The team of researchers reviewed

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Wonder Material Stanene Created By Researchers

A team of scientists from Stanford University in the US in collaboration with researchers from institutions based in China claim to have made a sample of stanene. The latter is a one-atom thick mesh of tin that is predicted to be able to conduct electricity without losing heat, hence making it the most efficient of

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Isolated Taste of Fats Is Terrible!

Food with high-fat contents might appeal to people to a great extent, but did you ever wonder how does fat itself taste like? Scientists from Purdue University have recently isolated the taste which they have described as being “terrible”. A group of scientists are of the opinion that fat is a basic taste like the

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Laughing Gas As A Potent Anesthetic? Yes According To New Study

The effects of the laughing gas on humans have always gained attention from both the public and from scientists. How it actually modifies the brain though has remained much of a mystery. Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have attempted to shed light on the changes it brings on one’s brainwaves, and concluded that it

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Scientists Use Laser Beams To Bond Magnesium Atoms Into Molecules

Researchers have recently used laser beams to control chemical processes, a first in atomic bonding science. This might pave the way to developing further photochemistry techniques. The findings have been published in the journal Physical Review Letters. In the past, laser beams have been used to break bonds. On the other hand, the reverse proved to

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Scientists Concoct The Coldest Molecules In The Known Universe

Physicists from the US have created the coldest molecules in the known Universe. The group of researchers hailing from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have caused a cluster of molecules to reach 500 nanokelvins, which is only 500-billionths of a degree above absolute zero (-459.67 degrees Fahrenheit, or -273.15 degrees Celsius). The findings have been published

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