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  • Crystal Pepsi is making a comeback

    06/11/2015 8:37:16 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    FOX News ^ | June 11, 2015
    Cyrstal Pepsi is poised to make a comeback, thanks in part to efforts by competitive eater Kevin Strahle --aka L.A. Beast. Strahle is part of a group of loyal consumers who have been appealing to Pepsi to bring back the iconic drink, which tasted like Pepsi but was clear. The caffeine-free drink was originally introduced in 1992 to respond to health concerns about coloring in soda, but only lasted a year. It was considered a failure because it was believed it didn’t taste good.
  • Tommy James: Behind the Crystal Blue Persuasion

    04/11/2015 9:13:57 PM PDT · by boycott · 42 replies ^ | Aug 23, 2010
    In this extended interview, Tommy James talks about his days with the mob and how the rock'n'roll lifestyle almost derailed his life...
  • Researchers suggest Vikings used crystals with sun compass to steer at night

    03/29/2014 9:14:22 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 61 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | March 26, 2014 | Bob Yirka
    A team of researchers working in Hungary has proposed that a sun compass artifact found in a convent in 1948 might have been used in conjunction with crystals to allow Vikings to guide their boats even at night. In their paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences, the team describes theories they've developed that might explain how Viking sailors were able to so accurately sail to places such as Greenland. Since the discovery of the sun compass fragment, researchers have theorized that Viking sailors used them to plot their course—at least when the...
  • Crystal is 'oldest scrap of Earth crust'

    02/24/2014 7:56:24 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 50 replies
    bbc ^ | 24 February 2014
    A tiny 4.4-billion-year-old crystal has been confirmed as the oldest fragment of Earth's crust. The zircon was found in sandstone in the Jack Hills region of Western Australia. Scientists dated the crystal by studying its uranium and lead atoms. The former decays into the latter very slowly over time and can be used like a clock. The finding has been reported in the journal Nature Geoscience. Its implication is that Earth had formed a solid crust much sooner after its formation 4.6 billion years ago than was previously thought, and very quickly following the great collision with a Mars-sized body...
  • Hill’s $nub of U.S. companies in purchase of crystal stemware is clear

    12/30/2013 1:58:02 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    New York Post -- Page Six ^ | March 15, 2010 | Geoff Earle
    WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s State Department is spending $5.4 million to buy fine crystal stemware for American embassies — but it won’t give the US economy much of a boost. The contract was given to a tiny Washington, DC, interior designer, which in turn subcontracted the crystal work to a Swedish firm — snubbing such US companies as the famous manufacturer in Clinton’s own back yard, Steuben Crystal of upstate Corning. The firm didn’t even get a chance to bid on the contract, which will outfit embassies and ambassadors’ residences with fancy crystal for ritzy functions. Ironically, under the...
  • Proposed 4-dimensional crystal clock to keep perfect time even after the heat death of the universe

    09/25/2012 12:21:39 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 30 replies
    io9 ^ | 9/25/12 | George Dvorsky
    Scientists say that a perpetual motion machine is physically impossible, but a research team at the University of California Berkeley has just outlined an idea that comes pretty damn close. By proposing a 4D "space-time crystal," the engineers have designed a device that would operate at its lowest quantum energy state and exhibit a clock-like persistence that would theoretically exist even after the universe is exhausted of all its energy, the so-called heat death. Normally, crystals are comprised of atoms that are arranged in an orderly, repeating three-dimensional pattern. Earlier this year, however, MIT's Nobel-prize winning physicist Frank Wilcze outlined...
  • Billy Crystal Calls GOP Candidates 'Dark Knight, an American Psycho and a Charismatic

    02/26/2012 8:01:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 59 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/26/12 | Noel Sheppard
    NewsBusters reported Friday that Oscars host Billy Crystal intended to mock GOP "idiots" during Sunday's awards presentation. Roughly forty-five minutes in, Crystal was true to his word taking a cheap shot at the Republican presidential candidates (video follows with transcript): Billy Crystal: A dark knight, an American psycho, a charismatic crack addict. You'll get to choose one on Super Tuesday. And of course the audience found it hysterical.
  • First Baby Names of 2012: Name Candy's State-by-State List

    01/07/2012 11:02:32 AM PST · by bgill · 28 replies
    Shine ^ | Jan. 6, 2012 | NameCandy
    What does the 2012 crop of New Year's babies foretell? A quick glance will confirm that when it comes to the new generation of American baby names, creativity rules there's no longer such a thing as "normal." The first babies of the year include an Daytona, an Akier and an Envy (yes, Envy), but nary a John or Mary to be seen.
  • Superman's memory crystals may become reality in computers (rewritable crystals?)

    08/20/2011 8:48:14 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 08/14/11 | Richard Gray
    Superman's memory crystals may become reality in computers Computers may soon be saving their data onto hard drives made of glass following research by British scientists who have developed a way of storing information similar to the "memory crystals" seen in the Superman films. By Richard Gray, Science Correspondent 9:45AM BST 14 Aug 2011 Researchers at Southampton University used lasers to rearrange the atoms in pieces of glass, turning it into new type of computer memory. They claim the glass memory is far more stable and resilient than current types of hard-drive memory, which have a limited lifespan of a...
  • NASA's Spitzer space telescope detects green crystal rain bombarding sun-like star near Orion

    05/28/2011 4:59:40 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 17 replies ^ | 3/27/11 | Peter Farquhar
    MORE proof that space is amazing, this time from the not-too-distant constellation of Orion, where one star is currently being bombarded with green crystal rain. The embryonic star is described as "Sun-like" - as in our Sun - and named HOPS-38. The crystals are a green mineral called olivine and have been spotted raining down from the clouds of gas engulfing HOPS-68 by NASA's Spitzer infrared detectors. Olivine can be found on Earth, in gemstones and on the green sand beaches of Hawaii. They've also been spotted before by NASA's Stardust and Deep Impact comet-watchers, but this is the first...
  • Multimillion-Dollar Crystal Glassware Project Renewed at U.S. State Dept.

    04/13/2011 5:51:47 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 15 replies
    U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor (T-RAM) ^ | 4/11/2011 | Steve Peacock
    Upwards of $3.5 million worth of high-end custom-made crystal is slated to make its way to embassies around the world under a revised U.S. Dept. of State plan that U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor (T-RAM) has discovered. Last year Secretary of State Hillary Clinton came under fire for launching a similar fancy-glass endeavor that had come with an even higher estimated price tag: $5.4 million.
  • Did Vikings navigate by polarized light?

    01/31/2011 8:30:21 PM PST · by Palter · 30 replies
    Nature ^ | 31 Jan 2011 | Jo Marchant
    'Sunstone' crystals may have helped seafarers to find the Sun on cloudy days. A Viking legend tells of a glowing 'sunstone' that, when held up to the sky, revealed the position of the Sun even on a cloudy day. It sounds like magic, but scientists measuring the properties of light in the sky say that polarizing crystals — which function in the same way as the mythical sunstone — could have helped ancient sailors to cross the northern Atlantic. A review of their evidence is published today in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B1. The Vikings, seafarers from Scandinavia...
  • Organic Crystal Allows Excitons to Travel Further, Produces More Efficient Plastic Solar Cells

    10/12/2010 10:33:05 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    Daily Tech ^ | October 11, 2010 10:56 AM | Tiffany Kaiser
    Rubrene crystal raises hope for the use of organic semiconductors and cheaper, more efficient solar cells Rutgers University physicists have found new properties within a material that could lead to the production of less expensive and more efficient plastic solar cells. Vitaly Podzorov, co-author of the study and assistant professor of physics at Rutgers University, along with his research team have discovered that organic semiconductors allow energy-carrying particles -- which are created by "packets" of light -- to journey a thousand times farther than researchers previously thought. "Organic semiconductors are promising for solar cells and other uses, such as video displays, because they can be...
  • Dorothy Davidson (mayoral candidate, AL) claims Nick Saban endorsement, with altered photo

    08/19/2010 7:19:36 AM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 61 replies · 1+ views
    The Birmingham News ^ | 8/18/2010 | Anita Debro
    For a political hopeful in Alabama, it could be the ultimate endorsement -- a show of support from University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban. Bessemer Councilwoman Dorothy Davidson, who is running for mayor of the city, claims she secured Saban's endorsement of her campaign three weeks ago. Davidson printed it on a color campaign flier that shows her and the coach smiling side by side on a golf course. (snip)
  • Crystal meth seized in Douglas (AZ)

    06/12/2010 8:31:47 AM PDT · by exbrit · 12 replies · 341+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | 6/12/10 | Unspecified
    DOUGLAS —U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers stopped a drug smuggling try, seizing 39 pounds of crystal meth from a vehicle. On June 11 at about 9 a.m., CBP officers were screening traffic coming from Mexico. Officers selected a 2003 Ford Escape for inspection. The vehicle was being driven by a 32-year-old man from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico. With the assistance of a K-9 team the CBP officers discovered that the fire wall inside the engine compartment had been altered and was being used to smuggle packages of crystal meth. The total weight of crystal meth was nearly 39 pounds...
  • Hill's $nub of U.S. companies in purchase of crystal stemware is clear

    Hillary Rodham Clinton's State Department is spending $5.4 million to buy fine crystal stemware for American embassies -- but it won't give the US economy much of a boost. The contract was given to a tiny Washington, DC, interior designer, which in turn subcontracted the crystal work to a Swedish firm -- snubbing such US companies as the famous manufacturer in Clinton's own back yard, Steuben Crystal of upstate Corning. The firm didn't even get a chance to bid on the contract, which will outfit embassies and ambassadors' residences with fancy crystal for ritzy functions. Ironically, under the no-bid contract,...
  • Legend Of The Crystal Skulls

    04/15/2008 7:22:32 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 629+ views
    Archaeology Magazine ^ | May/June 2008 | Jane MacLaren Walsh
    Legend of the Crystal Skulls Volume 61 Number 3, May/June 2008 by Jane MacLaren Walsh Along with superstars like Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, and Shia LaBeouf, the newest Indiana Jones movie promises to showcase one of the most enigmatic classes of artifacts known to archaeologists, crystal skulls that first surfaced in the 19th century and that specialists attributed to various "ancient Mesoamerican" cultures. In this article, Smithsonian anthropologist Jane MacLaren Walsh shares her own adventures analyzing the artifacts that inspired Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (in theaters May 22), and details her efforts tracking down a...
  • My Dog Crystal .. A biography

    07/17/2007 3:42:49 PM PDT · by Lokibob · 18 replies · 447+ views
    Vanity | 7/17/07 | Lokibob
    1992 I decided to write this tribute to my dog Crystal. She is now 15, going on 16. That is 112 in dog years. But instead of tallying it in dog years, I prefer to say I am 462 doggy years old.   Crystal is a Lab-Samoyed mix and 100% love. In 1992, I was deeply involved in a divorce, and in my depression, I remember saying to my son Zack …”I do not want any women or dogs in this house”. About 2 weeks later, Zack came home with a little fur ball. He dates her for a couple of...
  • Colossal crystals discovered in cave[Mexico]

    06/06/2007 9:33:40 AM PDT · by BGHater · 30 replies · 2,015+ views
    Geo Times ^ | June 2007 Edition | Megan Sever
    In one of the largest lead and silver mines in the world, workers discovered what researchers are calling the “cathedral” of giant gypsum crystals about 300 meters (about 1,000 feet) belowground. The Naica mine in Mexico contains “huge crystalline beams,” with moonlight luster that is “unforgettable,” says Juan Manuel García-Ruiz, a crystallographer at the Universidad de Granada in Spain. The giant, faceted crystals of gypsum — a soft, whitish mineral — are as long as 11 meters (36 feet) and up to 1 meter (about 3 feet) thick. To figure out how the crystals grew so large, García-Ruiz and colleagues...
  • UCLA Design Organic Structures Suited for Gaseous Storage Lowest Reported Density of Any Crystal

    04/13/2007 1:19:08 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 5 replies · 633+ views ^ | 4/13/2007 | Staff
    The crystal structure of COF-108. Synthesized only from light elements (H,B,C,O) COF-108 is the lowest-density crystal ever produced (0.17 g/cm3). Chemists at UCLA have designed new organic structures for the storage of voluminous amounts of gases for use in alternative energy technologies. The research, published in the journal Science, demonstrates how the design principles of reticular chemistry have been used to create three-dimensional covalent organic frameworks, which are entirely constructed from strong covalent bonds and have high thermal stability, high surface areas and extremely low densities. Reticular chemistry deals with linking molecular building blocks by strong bonds into predetermined structures...
  • Crystal Amulet Poses Question On Early Christianity (Denmark - 100AD)

    03/09/2007 11:37:30 AM PST · by blam · 88 replies · 2,310+ views
    Denmark DK ^ | 3-9-2007
    9 March 2007 Crystal amulet poses question on early Christianity An overlooked crystal amulet in the National Museum suggests new understandings about Christianity's origins in Denmark King Harold Bluetooth brought Christianity to Denmark roughly 1100 years ago. At least that's what he declared on the Jelling Stone located in Jutland: 'King Haraldr ordered this monument made in memory of Gormr, his father, and in memory of Thyrvé, his mother; that Haraldr who won for himself all of Denmark and Norway and made the Danes Christian.' A tiny crystal amulet in the National Museum's archives suggests something quite different though, that...
  • Scientist: Maybe Two Snowflakes are Alike

    01/21/2007 5:45:40 PM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 34 replies · 817+ views
    LiveScience ^ | 19 Jan 2007 | Charles Q. Choi
    The old adage that "no two snowflakes are alike" might not hold true, at least for smaller crystals, new research suggests. Snowflakes are created when snow crystals stick together. Some contain several hundred crystals [images]. Scientists investigate how snowflakes form because of the possible influence they may have on global climate. In addition, researchers now believe ice crystals in the atmosphere, which typically are snow crystals too small to fall to the ground, play a key role in ozone depletion, possibly by acting as a catalyst to break down ozone. Ice crystals in the atmosphere are also believed to influence...
  • Politics gets them talking at charity galas (Hollyweirdos are at it full speed)

    10/13/2006 11:51:21 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 31 replies · 900+ views
    LATimes ^ | 10-13-06 | Tina Daunt
    A former diplomat, a past president, some actors and some rockers convene to raise money and awareness. Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong mingled with former diplomat Joseph C. Wilson IV and his wife, outed CIA operative Valerie Plame. Comedian George Lopez tried to rouse support for gubernatorial candidate Phil Angelides. (Not an easy task these days among some members of the celebrity set.) And former president Bill Clinton came to town to raise money for the Democrats. There's been so much going on in Hollywood this week, you needed that cloning doctor from "Multiplicity" to keep up with it all...
  • Meth lab indicators and officer safety

    07/20/2006 5:33:47 AM PDT · by radar101 · 2 replies · 444+ views ^ | 20 JULY 2006 | Scott Buhrmaster
    Last week's PoliceOne report of two major fire and house explosions in Kansas City has yielded questions related to the volatility of Meth lab settings. Although PoliceOne is aware of no investigatory indication that the Kansas City situation has any relation to drug activity, the sudden and extreme explosions that disintegrated these structures conjures up images of the kind of explosive results that volatile Meth labs can have. With that in mind, we felt it an appropriate time to share some insights into how officers can determine whether they're faced with a Meth lab setting, and some do's and don'ts...
  • Police: Dancer Called Rape Allegation a 'Crock'

    06/08/2006 2:03:55 PM PDT · by Mike Nifong · 1,411 replies · 18,147+ views
    abc11tv ^ | 6-8-06 | eyewitness News
    The motion also says the alleged victim told Durham police that she had performed for a couple at a Raleigh hotel hours before the Duke lacrosse party. She told police that she used a vibrator. Osborn suggests that could be the source of the vaginal injuries mentioned in the rape kit report. (snip) Osborn says the accuser gave conflicting accounts of what happened. The motion says medical records indicate she told a doctor that she used no alcohol or drugs. The accuser told the sexual assault nurse that she had consumed one drink of alcohol and was taking Flexeril, a...
  • First DNA link possible in lacrosse case

    05/10/2006 11:24:25 PM PDT · by OakOak · 602 replies · 8,029+ views
    Durham Herald Sun ^ | 5/11/2006 | John Stevenson
    By John Stevenson : The Herald-Sun May 11, 2006 : 12:20 am ET DURHAM -- Tissue found under the fingernail of an exotic dancer who claimed she was raped at a Duke University lacrosse party may match a player who was there, several well-placed sources said Wednesday. Analyzing the tissue, scientists concluded it came from the same genetic pool and was "consistent" with the bodily makeup of one of 46 lacrosse players who gave DNA samples for testing, the sources said. At the same time, scientists ruled out a possible match with any of the other 45 students, according...
  • "Full House" Star Admits Meth Problem

    02/02/2006 7:29:15 AM PST · by Borges · 89 replies · 1,992+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 2/01/06 | Sarah Hall
    Former Full House cutie Jodie Sweetin has earned herself a spot on the lengthy list of child stars gone wrong. During an appearance on Good Morning America Wednesday, Sweetin, who played middle sister Stephanie Tanner on the hit sitcom, revealed that she is a recovering meth addict and once battled a daily drug habit. The ex-actress, 24, said she had trouble figuring out how to adjust to a regular childhood existence after Full House ended its run in 1995. "There is a certain sense of loss when a series ends," Sweetin said. "It is kind of hard to figure out...
  • Neutral Crystal Symbol May Join Traditional Red Cross Emblems

    09/19/2005 5:51:47 PM PDT · by blam · 35 replies · 1,241+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-20-2005 | Anton La Guardia
    Neutral crystal symbol may join traditional Red Cross emblems By Anton La Guardia, Diplomatic Editor (Filed: 20/09/2005) The Red Cross and its Islamic cousin, the Red Crescent, could soon be joined by a Red Crystal. The move is an attempt to create a neutral emblem in an age of growing religious strife, in which aid workers have been attacked and the Red Cross headquarters in Baghdad bombed. The symbol also seeks to resolve disputes that have kept some humanitarian organisations, mainly Israel's Magen David Adom, which uses the red Shield of David, outside the International Red Cross and Red Crescent...
  • One-atom-thick materials promise a 'new industrial revolution'

    07/24/2005 10:53:00 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 20 replies · 1,584+ views
    Scientists at The University of Manchester have discovered a new class of materials which have previously only existed in science fiction films and books. A team of British and Russian scientists led by Professor Geim have discovered a whole family of previously unknown materials, which are one atom thick and exhibit properties which scientists had never thought possible. Not only are they ultra-thin, but depending on circumstances they can also be ultra-strong, highly-insulating or highly-conductive, offering a wide range of unique properties for space-age engineers and designers to choose from. Professor Andre Geim said: "This discovery opens up practically infinite...
  • Canada wins dumbest government at World Stupidity Awards; Bush wins one award

    07/22/2005 6:15:59 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 25 replies · 1,376+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 21 July 05
    MONTREAL (CP) - The Canadian government secured a surprise win Friday, beating out such luminaries as Iran, North Korea and the United States, for the dumbest government of the year at the World Stupidity Awards. It also bested the United Nations in a hotly contested category that organizers said proved Canadians can compete with the rest of the world. "Canadians often feel we're in the shadow of the U.S., especially when it comes to stupidity, but now we're proving we're world class," said Robert Spence, spokesman of the awards handed out during he Just for Laughs comedy festival. "And as...
  • Table Top Fusion Device (That doesn't break the law)

    04/28/2005 11:22:26 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 38 replies · 1,457+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 28, 2005 | KENNETH CHANG
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- April 28, 2005 Itty-Bitty and Shrinking, Fusion Device Has Big Ideas By KENNETH CHANG n a surprising feat of miniaturization, scientists are reporting today that they have produced nuclear fusion - the same process that powers the sun - in a footlong cylinder just five inches in diameter. And they say they will soon be able to make the device even smaller. While the device is probably too inefficient to produce electricity or other forms of energy, the scientists say, egg-size fusion generators could someday find uses in spacecraft thrusters, medical treatments and scanners that search for bombs. The...
  • Scientists put the Sun in our pockets (nuclear fusion using crystals)

    04/27/2005 8:30:27 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 66 replies · 2,367+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | Apr. 28, 2005 | Roger Highfield
    A pocket-sized device which can harness fusion, the energy source of the Sun, with the help of crystals no bigger than a sugar cube has been developed by scientists. The "pocket fusion" device, described today in the journal Nature, raises new possibilities in fields as diverse as space propulsion, medical diagnostics, cancer treatment and the hunt for concealed weapons. Now Brian Naranjo, Jim Gimzewski, a professor from Glasgow, and Prof Seth Putterman of the University of California, Los Angeles describe a breathtakingly simple way to fuse atoms with the help of a crystal. They fused atoms of deuterium - heavy...
  • Sex Scandal Rocks Montana Town Businessman Alleged To Have Paid Women More Than $1 Million

    08/15/2004 1:54:07 AM PDT · by familyop · 55 replies · 2,971+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 15AUG04 | Blaine Harden
    KALISPELL, Mont. -- Until he was arrested this year in his underwear in a motel room with a nearly naked young woman who was behind in her payments to his finance company, no businessman in this town was more respected than Richard A. Dasen Sr.
  • 'Crystal Meth' Use Boosts STD Rates Among Gay Men

    03/13/2004 9:02:37 AM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies · 475+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/11/04 | Randy Dotinga
    'Crystal Meth' Use Boosts STD Rates Among Gay Men Thu Mar 11, 11:47 PM ET By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 11 (HealthDayNews) -- Crystal methamphetamine -- or "speed" -- seems to be a driving factor behind higher rates of sexually transmitted disease among gay and bisexual men. In one study from San Francisco, gay men who visited a health clinic were twice as likely to be infected with the AIDS virus if they had recently used the illegal drug. And they were nearly five times as likely to be diagnosed with syphilis. Armed with the new statistics, federal...
  • Honeycomb Crystal Turns Space Inside Out

    02/05/2004 12:09:40 PM PST · by blam · 37 replies · 388+ views
    IOL ^ | 205-2004
    Honeycomb crystal turns space inside out February 04 2004 at 02:12PM Paris - A new kind of crystal is so riddled with holes that a mere gram of the material has an internal surface area equivalent to 17 tennis courts - a record - the British science journal Nature reported on Thursday. The substance is still at the experimental stage but the hope is that it could be used as a hydrogen tank in vehicles powered by fuel cells. Named MOF-177 by its inventors at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, the crystal is a so-called metal organic framework....
  • The Ark of Hope (Indianapolis, Indiana)

    11/06/2003 9:18:17 AM PST · by Gretchen Fairchild · 1 replies · 187+ views
  • Crystal meth use here called worst in nation

    10/12/2002 11:13:08 PM PDT · by Vidalia · 13 replies · 444+ views
    Honolulu Advertiser ^ | Saturday, October 12, 2002 | Karen Blakeman
    <p>Hawai'i has the worst crystal meth problem in the country and it is destroying families and communities, U.S. Attorney Ed Kubo said yesterday.</p> <p>Meth users who support their habits through burglaries, shopliftings, robberies, purse snatchings and car thefts have helped to raise Hawai'i's larceny-theft rate to the highest in the United States, Kubo said.</p>
  • Scientists Create Crystal M bius Strip

    05/29/2002 3:04:48 PM PDT · by vannrox · 4 replies · 384+ views
    Scientific American ^ | FR Post 5-29-02 | Editorial Staff
    Scientists Create Crystal Möbius Strip A signature of arts and crafts sessions, the Möbius strip--a seemingly endless ribbon with only one side and one edge that can be made from construction paper and sticky tape--has been given a new look. According to a report published today in the journal Nature, scientists have succeeded in growing crystals in the form of Möbius structures. A piece of ribbon or paper can be twisted and turned easily, so a regular Möbius strip itself is no great feat of engineering. Crystals, in contrast, contain an inherently rigid structure. To manufacture their miniature Möbius strips,...