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High Durability Of Nanotube Transistors To The Harsh Space Environment Demonstrated
2012-09-18 10:58:22

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory electronics science and technology engineers demonstrate the ability of single walled carbon nanotube transistors (SWCNTs) to survive the harsh space environment, investigating the effects of ionizing radiation on the crystalline structures and further supporting the development of SWCNT-based nanoelectronics for use in harsh radiation environments. "One of the primary challenges for space electronics is mitigating the susceptibility of prolonged exposure to...

2012-09-13 23:01:00

New in-demand report "Most-Needed Chemicals for New Disruptive Electronics and Electrics" developed by IDTechEx has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. According to the report, most chemical and material companies wish to de-risk their investment by finding common formulations across this new business that has a potential of over $50 billion for them. London, UK (PRWEB) September 12, 2012 The chemistry of the new electronics and electrics is key to its future, whether it is...

In Graphene Formation Every Atom Counts
2012-09-04 12:28:05

Rice University lab's nanoreactor theory could advance quality of material's growth Like tiny ships finding port in a storm, carbon atoms dock with the greater island of graphene in a predictable manner. But until recent research by scientists at Rice University, nobody had the tools to make that kind of prediction. Electric current shoots straight across a sheet of defect-free graphene with almost no resistance, a feature that makes the material highly attractive to engineers who would...

Electronic Nose Prototype Can Sniff Out Harmful Substances
2012-08-23 07:55:23

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online No one denies that a sense of smell is important. People have trained themselves to smell the subtle differences in foods and wines and perfumes. We have trained dogs that can smell explosives and drugs and even the changes in a person's body when they are going to have a seizure. With this much emphasis on smelling, is it any wonder that someone has developed an electronic nose? Research by Nosang Myung, a professor at the...

Super-Strong, High-Tech Material Found To Be Toxic To Aquatic Animals
2012-08-22 15:40:54

Carbon nanotubes hold promise for industry but need monitoring, say researchers Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are some of the strongest materials on Earth and are used to strengthen composite materials, such as those used in high-performance tennis rackets. CNTs have potential uses in everything from medicine to electronics to construction. However, CNTs are not without risks. A joint study by the University of Missouri and United States Geological Survey found that they can be toxic to aquatic...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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