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Mystery of phase change in sub-nanosecond-octahedra structure motif
Phase change memory has been successfully applied in next-generation computer as storage class memory.
Young athletes with shoulder instability might benefit from arthroscopy
Young athletes with shoulder instability are considered to be a high-risk group of patients following arthroscopic shoulder stabilization given the high recurrence rates and lower rates of return to sport, which have been reported in the literature.

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