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DARPA announces Microsystems Exploration program

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 10:16
Program aims to accelerate revolutionary advances in microsystems technologies through targeted research investments.
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New laws of attraction: Scientists print magnetic liquid droplets

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 09:10
Revolutionary material could lead to 3D-printable magnetic liquid devices for the fabrication of flexible electronics, or artificial cells that deliver targeted drug therapies to diseased cells.
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Confined nanoscale sound controls light in a microresonator

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 08:44
Researchers demonstrate a semiconductor device for the tailored generation of Brillouin signals in the ultrahigh 100GHz-THz regime.
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Ultra-soft, liquid magnetic droplets could vault technology forward

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 22:07
Researchers say magnetic field control of floating drops, like Harry Potter's wand, not magic anymore.
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Adding a polymer stabilizes collapsing metal-organic frameworks

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 20:51
Porous metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have many applications like carbon capture and water-cleaning. However, MOFs with large pores tend to collapse. Chemists and chemical engineers have now solved the problem by adding small amounts of a polymer into the MOF pores, an act that impedes pore collapse.
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Researchers have demonstrated a single-molecule heat conductor

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 20:44
New study measures thermal conductance through a single molecule.
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DNA origami joins forces with molecular motors to build nanoscale machines

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 21:57
Researchers have captured the first recorded rotational steps of a molecular motor as it moved from one DNA base pair to another.
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A graphene superconductor that plays more than one tune

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 20:16
A novel graphene device easily switches from a superconducting material that conducts electricity without losing any energy, to an insulator that resists the flow of electric current, and back again to a superconductor - all with a simple flip of a switch.
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Researchers use nanoparticles to increase power, improve eye safety of fiber lasers

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 19:13
Scientists have devised a new process for using nanoparticles to build powerful lasers that are more efficient and safer for your eyes.
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Crystalline 'artificial muscle' makes paper doll do sit-ups (w/video)

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 18:48
Researchers have given a foil 'paper doll' the ability to move and do sit-ups with a new material called polymer covalent organic frameworks (polyCOFs).
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High magnetic field of 10T during activated carbon production improves micropore capacity by 35%

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 18:41
Carbon materials such as nanotubes, graphene, activated carbon and graphite are in high demand. Researchers set out to create more efficient forms of activated carbon by utilizing the superconducting magnets, thus increasing the volume of pores in the activated carbon by 35%.
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Researchers put a new spin on molecular oxygen

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 18:22
Researchers use experimental Kelvin probe force spectroscopy to alter the charge states on single oxygen atoms and achieve reversible conversion of oxygen atoms to molecular oxygen.
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Lead halide perovskites are not ferroelectric - so why are they so good for solar cells?

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 16:54
Researchers have demonstrated with a new microscopy technique that perovskites are not ferroelectric, as was thought.
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Tougher glass using nanoparticles

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 16:41
Mechanical engineers and materials scientists have developed a process that uses nanoparticles to strengthen the atomic structure of glass. The result is a product that's at least five times tougher than any glass currently available.
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Recent nanobook publications overview

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 13:50
Here are some interesting books on nanotechnology topics that just got published.
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Bioengineered cell walls open new medical, research possibilities

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 09:20
Biomedical engineers have developed a process to build protective, synthetic plant cell walls around animal cells. The work could hold significant potential for a variety of medical and biomanufacturing applications for human health.
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Tiny vibration-powered robots are the size of the world's smallest ant

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 09:09
Researchers have created a new type of tiny 3D-printed robot that moves by harnessing vibration from piezoelectric actuators, ultrasound sources or even tiny speakers.
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Electronic chip mimics the brain to make memories in a flash

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 18:48
Engineers have mimicked the human brain with an electronic chip that uses light to create and modify memories.
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Breakthrough material could lead to cheaper, more widespread solar panels and electronics

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 18:39
Physicists have generated free electrons from organic semiconductors when combined with a single atomic layer of molybdenum disulfide, a recently discovered two-dimensional semiconductor.
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Wireless microengine made from a twisted fibre

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 18:30
Researchers develop shape memory nanocomposite fibers for untethered high-energy microengines.
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