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Brittle fracture in three point bending test

Author: Claas Bierwisch
Simulation of a three point bending test of a silicon crystal. The upper cylinder is pushed downward in a path-controlled trajectory. On contact, the induced stresses on the upper and lower surface are discernible. Tensile stresse ... more

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Say cheese: The whey forward in renewable plastics - Futuris

Author: Euronews Knowledge
Whey from cheese production and other agricultural waste can be a valuable raw material for new biodegradable plastic. A European research project is working on using these bi-products in laminated cardboard, food packaging and ev ... more

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Wave propagation in a sunspot's atmosphere

Author: Johannes Löhner-Böttcher
A sunspot observation (NOAA11823) is shown. First the sunspot (HMI continuum intensity) rotates across the solar disk. Then the region is zoomed in and changes to the high-resolution observation of the Dunn Solar Telescope. Then t ... more

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Before the Big Bang: What Happened? - Space

Author: Euronews Knowledge
The universe was born 13.7 billion years ago with the Big Bang. But what was there before? Scientists are starting to get an answer thanks to the time-travelling Planck mission. Made by euronews, the most watched news channel i ... more

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Making Fire From Water - Futuris

Author: Euronews Knowledge
A euronews futuris feature from October 30, 2013. Made by euronews, the most watched news channel in Europe. euronews knowledge brings you a fresh mix of the world's most interesting know-hows, directly from space and sci-te ... more

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The future in a new light - Futuris

Author: Euronews Knowledge
From the Sun, the Moon and flames, to ultra-modern semiconductors, human history is inherently bound to light. In this special edition of Futuris, we meet scientists and engineers who are making our futures brighter. Made by eu ... more

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Angles of repose observed in heap (de-)construction

Author: Claas Bierwisch
In a Discrete Element Method (DEM) simulation angles of repose are analyzed which reveal static properties of a granular material. The theoretical maximum angle is related to the internal angle of friction of the material, $\phi = ... more

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Animation of a setup for the synthesis of colloidal nanoparticles

Author: Christian Klinke
Animation of a setup for the synthesis of colloidal nanoparticles, as it has been used for the synthesis of cadmium selenide nanoparticles e.g. in M. Meyns et al. "Shape evolution of CdSe nanoparticles controlled by halogen compou ... more

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Why is Earth's magnetic shield weakening? - Space

Author: Euronews Knowledge
Earth's magnetosphere is an invisible shield, protecting our planet from harmful solar radiation. Made by euronews, the most watched news channel in Europe, euronews knowledge gives YouTubers amazing access into the scient ... more

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SPH simulation of a particle impact on a ductile target

Author: Christian Nutto
The sequence shows an impacting body on a ductile target made of Al6061-T1. The impacting body is assumed to be ideally hard. The impact velocity is $45 \mathrm{m/s}$ and is tilted $51^°$ from the horizontal axis. The spacing of ... more

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