Monthly Archives: February 2009
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The journal Nature, that is — in an editorial available here: More researchers should engage with the blogosphere, including authors of papers in press. Is blogging a part of science, journalism or public discourse? In fact it may be all … Continue reading
Let me start with this quote, “The theory of metallic resistance abounds in mysteries,” rightly said by Meaden (1971). One of these mysteries is about how and why electrical resistance changes when a magnetic field acts on ferromagnetic materials. And … Continue reading
Robert Hooke is one name that didn’t draw as much attention as Newton’s did, though both were contemporaries; but his work has been no less significant and diverse. The famous Hooke’s Law in elasticity came from him in 1678 in … Continue reading
An article in Nature Materials tells why (which piece, for some of you, unfortunately, might be behind pay wall); to give a flavour of the piece: Trees avoid sharp-cornered notches by growing wood in a shape that reduces concentrations of … Continue reading
Here’s a list of some funny quotes, very apt for materials engineers. Enjoy!!