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Science  31 Mar 2006:
Vol. 311, Issue 5769, pp. 1860-1861
DOI: 10.1126/science.311.5769.1860b

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BALTIMORE, MARYLAND-- Vibrations can cause flowing beads to "freeze" into an orderly pattern like atoms in a crystal, a pair of physicists reported at the American Physical Society meeting, held here from 13 to 17 March. (Read more.)