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Novel phase of matter discovered A team of physicists has discovered an unusual form of matter -- not a conventional metal, insulator, or magnet, for example, but something entirely different, a study says. This phase, characterised by an unusual ordering of electrons, offers possibilities for new electronic device functionalities, the study said.http://bit.ly/1S8MFiK http://www.uitvconnect.com/newspaper/novel-phase-matter-discovered
New methane-metabolising organisms discoveredScientists have discovered two new methane-metabolising organisms whose role in greenhouse gas emissions and consumption is not yet known. "We sampled the micro-organisms in the water from a deep coal seam aquifer 600 metres below the earth's surface in the Surat Basin, near Roma, Queensland, and reconstructed genomes of organisms able to perform methane metabolism," the University of Queensland (UQ) quoted associate professor Gene Tyson as saying in a statement on Friday.http://bit.ly/1KzVICS http://www.uitvconnect.com/newspaper/new-methane-metabolising-organisms-discovered
New 'super-material' discovered by Chinese scientistsChinese scientists have discovered a "super material" that is as light as a balloon yet strong as metal, the media reported on Sunday.http://bit.ly/1Rb7lpH http://www.uitvconnect.com/newspaper/new-super-material-discovered-chinese-scientists