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Scientists Discover New Form of Crystalline Order with High Potential for Thermoelectrics

Since the 1850s scientists have known that crystalline materials are organized into 14 different basic lattice structures. However, a team of researchers from Vanderbilt University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) now reports that it has discovered an entirely new form of crystalline order that simultaneously exhibits both crystal and polycrystalline properties, which they describe as “interlaced crystals.” 254 more words

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Swarm Sunday: 11/9/14 - 11/22/14

Just a few swarms to report from the last few weeks:


Tracy, CA



And here is the US map for the last two weeks: 156 more words


Swarm Sunday: 10/26/14 - 11/8/14

The swarming activity is going way down as the weather begins to cool, but swarm reports came in from the following locations over the past few weeks: 244 more words


Swarm Sunday: 10/1/14 - 10/26/14

I am all kinds of behind on my weekly swarm reports, but I’m trying to get caught up! ¬†Rather than bombard you all with a bunch¬†of swarm posts all at once, today I am going to focus only on the swarms that have been reported so far this month. 391 more words