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Keep calm and shine on: Material science behind chocolate’s surface sheen

By April Gocha / December 30, 2014

When you think about it, there aren’t too many foods that we want to change states of matter while we’re eating them. But chocolate is one delightful exception—we deeply appreciate chocolate’s transformation from solid to gooey liquid.

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1 World Trade Center unveils replacement for flawed glass designs

By / November 11, 2011

New glass sheathing for 1 WTC ‘pedestal” will go below the glass portions that can be seen in the construction picture above taken Oct. 25, 2011. Credit: edrost88. Back in May I reported that after a $10M expenditure, production problems lead to abandonment of 1 World Trade Center’s prism glass façade. Back then, the hoped-for design…

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