Science Nation - Metal Foam

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New material absorbs seven to eight times the energy absorbed by similar foams. Mechanical and aerospace engineering professor Afsaneh Rabiei set out to make a material as light as aluminum and stronger than stainless steel. Her goal was to create something that could be used in products that would save lives, save energy and eventually save money, all at the same time. For more information, go to http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/index.jsp

Strong Electron Correlation Effects in Transition Metal Complexes: from Molecular Transitions to Absorption Spectra of Metalloproteins

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Daniel Cox gives a talk at the ICAM 2007 conference about electron correlation on the molecular level and it's connection to the Anderson model, X-ray absorption, and molecular ransistors.

Metal Nanocluster Metamaterials

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Wu Wan Yi gives a talk at the LC2CAM conference about metamaterials based on metal nanoclusters and magnetic metamaterials with nanoparticles.

Takagi: Advanced Materials1

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Hidenori Takagi talks about the zoology of matt insulators and metal-insulator transitions. He descusses specific compounds related to each topic.

A Step Ahead of the Next 'Big One'

From detection to warning, Scripps researchers are helping preparations for Earth's most elusive natural hazard