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Weak hydrogen bonds produce materials stronger than steel

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Materials Science and Engineering have discovered the key to silk’s pound-for-pound toughness, which exceeds that of steel, according to the journal Nature Materials and reported today in an article on Nanowork News, one of the Blog’s favourite morning reads.   The scientists found that an unusual […]

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Face to face with the Quick Brown Fox

This evening as I was driving home I saw a big strong fox running fast down the road ahead of me, his fur ginger brown in the car’s headlights. He turned into my road, and then keeping to the left ran the length of the road in front of the car, running easily at 15 […]

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