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Unbreakable bionic glove made from silk for human-machine-interfacing

Tue, 12/14/2021 - 21:16
Researchers have designed the new electronic material CareGum. It is highly adaptable and has unique sensing properties. It could enable those who cannot speak to speak again. Also, it allows digital rehabilitation programs to ensure quick recovery of injured body parts.
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Color-sorting metalenses boost imaging sensitivity

Tue, 12/14/2021 - 21:08
Technology advance enables filter-free imaging sensors that are poised to improve low-light and fast imaging for smartphones and autonomous vehicles.
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'Crazy' light emitters: Physicists see an unusual quantum phenomenon

Tue, 12/14/2021 - 21:00
Scientists experimentally confirmed a highly unusual movement of light emitting particles in atomically-thin semiconductors: Electronic quasiparticles, known as excitons, seemed to move in opposite directions at the same time.
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Losing isn't always bad: Gaining topology from loss

Tue, 12/14/2021 - 14:47
An international collaboration has demonstrated a novel topology arising from losses in hybrid light-matter particles, introducing a new avenue to induce the highly-prized effects inherent to conventional topological materials, which can potentially revolutionise electronics.
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Surfing the spin wave in graphene

Tue, 12/14/2021 - 11:11
Researchers have demonstrated a new way to measure the quintessential properties of spin waves in graphene.
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With fuzzy nanoparticles, researchers reveal a way to design tougher ballistic materials

Mon, 12/13/2021 - 22:14
Researchers have discovered a new method to improve the toughness of materials that could lead to stronger versions of body armor, bulletproof glass and other ballistic equipment.
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Discovery of 'split' photon provides a new way to see light

Mon, 12/13/2021 - 18:40
Nearly a century after Italian physicist Ettore Majorana laid the groundwork for the discovery that electrons could be divided into halves, researchers predict that split photons may also exist. The finding advances the fundamental understanding of light and how it behaves.
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Technique speeds up thermal actuation for soft robotics

Mon, 12/13/2021 - 18:32
Researchers have come up with a new design for thermal actuators, which can be used to create rapid movement in soft robotic devices.
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Artificial intelligence can help in the analysis of complex Raman spectra

Mon, 12/13/2021 - 16:13
Scientists for the first time provide guidance for the analysis of Raman spectra, covering all steps from experimental design and data preparation to data modeling and statistical analysis, while also pointing out potential pitfalls and how to avoid them.
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The changing patterns of DNA microcapsules

Mon, 12/13/2021 - 16:10
Biophysicists have found ways to make and manipulate capsule-like DNA structures that could be used in the development of artificial molecular systems. Such systems could function, for example, inside the human body.
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A new mechanism for generation of vesicles that transport molecules and vaccine nanoparticles into living cells

Fri, 12/10/2021 - 19:03
Researchers have found a new mechanism that produces cell membrane vesicles, which transport proteins and RNA in and out of cells.
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Nanotechnology book round-up December

Fri, 12/10/2021 - 15:15
Here are some recently published books on nanotechnology topics.
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Development of a high-energy-resolution, LaB6 nanowire-based field emission gun

Fri, 12/10/2021 - 11:59
Scientists have developed a lanthanum hexaboride nanowire-based field emission gun that is installable on an aberration-corrected transmission electron microscope (TEM). This combined unit is able to perform atomic resolution observation at an energy resolution of 0.2 eV - the highest resolution ever recorded for non-monochromatic electron guns - with a high current stability of 0.4%.
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Resolving the puzzles of graphene superconductivity

Fri, 12/10/2021 - 11:50
Physicists publish a theoretical framework to explain the recent discovery of superconductivity in trilayer graphene.
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Precision sieving of gases through atomic pores in graphene

Thu, 12/09/2021 - 20:22
By crafting atomic-scale holes in atomically thin membranes, it should be possible to create molecular sieves for precise and efficient gas separation, including extraction of carbon dioxide from air.
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Materials from the future

Thu, 12/09/2021 - 20:16
Scientists have developed a new physical model for controlling elastic wave propagation - a model that may potentially impact various applications, including acoustic cloaking, enhanced sensing, and energy tunneling.
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A new super-cooled microwave source boosts the scale-up of quantum computers

Thu, 12/09/2021 - 20:09
Researchers have developed a circuit that produces the high-quality microwave signals required to control quantum computers while operating at temperatures near absolute zero. This is a key step towards moving the control system closer to the quantum processor, which may make it possible to greatly increase the number of qubits in the processor.
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Quest to deliver ultra-fast and energy efficient magnetic recording moves step closer

Thu, 12/09/2021 - 20:02
The quest to deliver ultra-fast and energy efficient magnetic recording could be a step closer to fruition, due to pioneering new research on all-optical switching of magnetization.
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A new layer-by-layer built inorganic-organic material enables optical switching of magnetic properties

Thu, 12/09/2021 - 19:56
Materials chemists have developed a facile process for piling ultrathin inorganic and organic layers in a pre-designed manner into flexible room-temperature thin-film magnets, whose magnetic properties can be controlled with successive external light illuminations.
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Nanotechnology could offer better delivery for cancer treatment (w/video)

Thu, 12/09/2021 - 00:59
Nanoparticles initially designed as biological markers are entering their first therapeutic trial as a treatment for patients with advanced, recurrent or refractory cancers.
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