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It's about time that we had a thread devoted to cool science news. I'm always seeing interesting articles about various science related news and I know I'm not seeing half of what's out there. Let's kick it off with this tough bug:

 
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The hybrid perovskite lattice structure is flexible and soft—like "a strange combination of a solid and a liquid at the same time," as Lindenberg puts it—and this is what allows polarons to form and grow.

Their observations revealed that polaronic distortions start very small—on the scale of a few angstroms, about the spacing between atoms in a solid—and rapidly expand outward in all directions to a diameter of about 5 billionths of a meter, which is about a 50-fold increase. This nudges about 10 layers of atoms slightly outward within a roughly spherical area over the course of tens of picoseconds, or trillionths of a second.
This seems a lot more in-depth than my 3rd grade teacher led me to believe.
 
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This seems a lot more in-depth than my 3rd grade teacher led me to believe.
It sounds like technobabble from Star Trek. I love it.
 
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Did these folks just advance us down the path to transporters? Most of it does not compute to me, but if atoms in a wave exist at two spots AND you can figure out how to manipulate that wave properly, could you then influence the process speeds or distances thus making it transport on your schedule instead of the universal schedule?

 
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This sounds like something a medieval "doctor" would try
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Your eyes are one of nature's greatest evolutionary triumphs. With a few quick glances, humans can find food, perceive danger, steer a high-speed vehicle, locate mates, or, you know, sit on a couch and watch Netflix.

But when your eyes are damaged by accident or disease, your world becomes infinitely more difficult to manage. It's a good thing, then, that you can also see with your teeth.

Using a procedure called osteo-odonto-keratoprothesis (OOKP), or tooth-in-eye surgery, a doctor can implant part of your tooth into a blinded eye and restore sight. It sounds like something from a sketchy B-grade science fiction movie, but this operation has actually been around for decades.

In more recent years, researchers have tweaked and improved upon the execution, but the concept is still this same — using part of a patient's mouth material to help reconstruct a damaged cornea........

 

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