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Engineers model a graphene-based artificial synapse after the human brain

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 21:17
A team of researchers have developed an 'artificial synapse' that does not process information like a digital computer but rather mimics the analog way the human brain completes tasks.

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Cell-sized robots can sense their environment

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 20:26
Made of electronic circuits coupled to minute particles, the devices could flow through intestines or pipelines to detect problems.

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Writing the future of rewritable memory

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 19:13
Scientists have perfected a technique to exceed capacity of current hard drives 1000-fold.

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A new metamaterial for solar cells and nanooptics

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 19:09
Researchers have developed a metamaterial-dielectric that has unique characteristics and is easy to manufacture. This ease of access will allow researchers to use it to create the latest optical devices.

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Scientists report a new strategy to combine microwave thermal therapy with infection inhibition to effectively treat cancer

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 18:37
Scientists propose a novel tumor treatment strategy for simultaneous ablating tumor and inhibiting infection by using specially designed biodegradable metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). The strategy of simultaneous eradicating tumor tissue and inhibiting infection can inspire the researchers with novel progressing technologies for tumor therapy. This novel strategy opens the door for developing the nanomaterials that are sensitive to microwave irradiation and inhibiting infection to achieve noninvasive combined treatment in clinical practice.

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Nanocrystals emit light by efficiently 'tunneling' electrons

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 18:15
Using advanced fabrication techniques, engineers have built a nanosized device out of silver crystals that can generate light by efficiently 'tunneling' electrons through a tiny barrier.

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An overview of healthcare monitoring by flexible electronics

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 18:06
A new review articles discusses the recent advances in flexible and stretchable electronics that are currently used for electronic skins and biological devices in human healthcare.

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Physicists design a nano-resonator with strong nonlinear response

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 17:28
An international research team has found a way to make light frequency conversion at the nanoscale a hundred times more efficient.

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A new 'periodic table' for nanomaterials

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 17:08
The table groups molecules according to the nano-shapes they form.

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Hybrid bio-inorganic system for water splitting

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 15:38
Researchers have developed a novel Ni nanoparticles-embedded N-doped carbon nanotubes (Ni@N-C) complex for hydrogen evolution reaction.

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New MOF vaccines could expand access to immunization

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 12:11
Based on the biomineralization process that grows bone and shells, researchers have developed a new way to encapsulate and transport vaccines at room temperature.

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World's fastest man-made spinning object could help study quantum mechanics

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 18:54
At more than 60 billion revolutions per minute, this machine is more than 100,000 times faster than a high-speed dental drill.

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Two faces offer limitless possibilities

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 11:16
Named for the mythical god with two faces, Janus membranes - double-sided membranes that serve as gatekeepers between two substances - have emerged as a material with potential industrial uses. Creating two distinct 'faces' on these delicate surfaces, however, is a process fraught with challenges.

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Relax, just break it

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 11:07
The properties of a solid depend on the arrangement of its atoms, which form a periodic crystal structure. At the nanoscale, arrangements that break this periodic structure can drastically alter the behavior of the material, but this is difficult to measure. Recent advances by scientists are starting to unravel this mystery.

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Using spin current to convert mechanical vibrations into electricity

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 10:59
A nanodevice that generates an electrical current from a spin current, which in turn is generated by mechanical oscillations, demonstrates the versatility of electron spin to convert between energy forms.

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Research team finds physics treasure hidden in a wallpaper pattern

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 23:23
An international team of scientists has discovered a new, exotic form of insulating material with a metallic surface that could enable more efficient electronics or even quantum computing.

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Puzzling results explained - a multiband approach to Coulomb drag and indirect excitons

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 23:18
Taking a multiband approach explains 'electron-hole reverse drag' and exciton formation.

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Complete fly brain imaged at nanoscale resolution

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 20:00
Two high-speed electron microscopes. 7,062 brain slices. 21 million images. For a team of scientists these numbers add up to a technical first: a high-resolution digital snapshot of the adult fruit fly brain.

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New computer model predicts how fracturing metallic glass releases energy at the atomic level

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 18:52
This new modeling technique could improve computer-aided materials design and help researchers determine the properties of metallic glasses.

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Targeting headaches and tumors with nano-submarines (w/video)

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 18:52
Scientists have developed a new method to enable miniature drug-filled nanocarriers to dock on to immune cells, which in turn attack tumors.

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