Engineering undergraduate Nishanth Kumar '21 (Computer Engineering) was among four Brown University students to earn a prestigious Honorable Mention Award for his research by the Computing Research Association (CRA).
In a finding that could be useful in designing small aquatic robots, researchers have measured the forces that cause small objects to cluster together on the surface of a liquid — a phenomenon known as the "Cheerios effect."
Understanding why platinum is such a good catalyst for producing hydrogen from water could lead to new and cheaper catalysts — and could ultimately make more hydrogen available for fossil-free fuels and chemicals.
Quantum mechanical calculations show that the melting point of metals decreases at extreme pressure, meaning even high-density metals can have a liquid phase that's actually denser than its normal solid phase.
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