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Physicists 'flash-freeze' crystals to stimulate 'dark' magnetism

In a proof-of-concept study, researchers have successfully 'flash-frozen' crystal of 150 ions. The exercise could open up possibilities for simulating magnetism at the quantum scale and sensing signals from dark matter.

Energy generating tarmac crystals to be tested

Los Angeles - This sounds a little sci-fi to start with: imagine if crystals were embedded in tarmac so that stationary cars could generate energy for storage when stuck in traffic jams? It's a study that's about to start.

Flipping crystals enhance solar cell power

The next generation of solar cells is being developed and they have special crystals at their heart. The new generation of solar cells are intended to be more stable and can power light-emitting diodes, lasers and sensors.

Custom gold-backed, diamond-adorned iPhone 6 costs $3.5 million

A custom-made iPhone 6 produced by Goldgenie is available to buy now for $3.5 million, finished in 24 carat gold or platinum and with other prestigious options available, just in case your iPhone wasn't flashy enough already.

Zircons Show Early Earth Climate Hard on Continents

A new analysis of ancient minerals called zircons suggests that a harsh climate may have scoured and possibly even destroyed the surface of the Earth's earliest continents.

Crystals may have aided Viking sailors

Special crystals called sunstones may have helped the Vikings find their way to their next pillage.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know ... About Snow!

Here is a website that is a thrilling ride through the science, art, and fun of snowflakes and snow!
 

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Diatomaceous earth  also known as diatomite or kieselgur  as viewed under bright field illumination ...
Diatomaceous earth, also known as diatomite or kieselgur, as viewed under bright field illumination on a light microscope. These fragments often contain microfossils.
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The flakes had a similar look to the crystals seen here.
The flakes had a similar look to the crystals seen here.
US Dept of the Interior via Wikimedia
Here  an atomic resolution (1.2 Å) crystal structure is reported of heterogeneous milk proteins g...
Here, an atomic resolution (1.2 Å) crystal structure is reported of heterogeneous milk proteins grown inside a living organism (the cockroach) in their functional niche.
International Union of Crystallography
Cockroach Milk Could Be The Superfood Of The Future.
Cockroach Milk Could Be The Superfood Of The Future.
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