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Flawed diamonds enable scientists to view nuclear spins in molecules, improve NMR technology

By Faye Oney / July 14, 2017

Researchers are taking advantage of a nitrogen vacancy in flawed diamonds to view how atoms spin and connect to form molecules. Their discovery could eventually lead to smaller MRI machines that are less invasive and use considerably less energy.

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In London for dinner—with an Australian ceramic rocket

By / November 25, 2012

Credit: Sydney Morning Herald; University of Melbourne. From Fresh Science: Melbourne University (Australia) researchers are doing rocket science with clay. They have developed a cheaper and more efficient way of making the complex, heat-resistant, ceramic parts needed to build tomorrow’s rockets and hypersonic airliners. Using clever chemistry to modify a standard method of casting ceramics…

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