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2011-08-08 14:23:36

The discovery of a fundamental, previously unknown property of microbial nanowires in the bacterium Geobacter sulfurreducens that allows electron transport across long distances could revolutionize nanotechnology and bioelectronics, says a team of physicists and microbiologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Their findings reported in the Aug. 7 advance online issue of Nature Nanotechnology may one day lead to cheaper, nontoxic nanomaterials for biosensors and solid state...

2011-08-03 19:34:30

DNA, a molecule famous for storing the genetic blueprints for all living things, can do other things as well. In a new paper,* researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) describe how tailored single strands of DNA can be used to purify the highly desired "armchair" form of carbon nanotubes. Armchair-form single wall carbon nanotubes are needed to make "quantum wires" for low-loss, long distance electricity transmission and wiring. Single-wall carbon nanotubes are...

2011-08-03 09:00:00

NASHUA, N.H., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Resonetics introduces the RapidX250 laser micromachining system, developed for Universities and Corporate research to fabricate microfluidics, MEMs and medical devices in a rapid prototype fashion with tolerances approaching 1 micron. Traditionally MEMs devices are fabricated by traditional semiconductor lithography but the multi-step process takes significant time. The RapidX250 uses a multi-wavelength excimer laser (193nm and 248nm) to directly...

2011-08-03 02:00:00

ITHACA, N.Y., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroGen Systems, Inc. (www.microgensystems.com) based at the Cornell Business and Technology Park in Ithaca, NY, has retained well-known Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) executive Didier Lacroix as strategic advisor to the company. MicroGen is developing a MEMS-based Piezoelectric Vibrational Energy Harvester (PZEH) product-line called the BOLT(TM) for low power electronics and wireless applications. Lacroix comes to MicroGen through his...

2011-08-02 00:00:30

Nanotechnology continues to transform a wide variety of processes and Elsevier shares these nanotechnology breakthroughs through books and journals. Waltham, MA (PRWEB) August 01, 2011 Nanotechnology continues to transform a wide variety of processes and Elsevier shares these nanotechnology breakthroughs through books and journals. The Elsevier journal Nano Today highlighted the major roles of nanosize in lithium reactive nanomaterials for Li ion batteries. Elsevier Science &...

2011-07-30 02:00:36

Hybrid energy storage device is as small as it can possibly get The world at large runs on lithium ion batteries. New research at Rice University shows that tiny worlds may soon do the same. The Rice lab of Professor Pulickel Ajayan has packed an entire lithium ion energy storage device into a single nanowire, as reported this month in the American Chemical Society journal Nano Letters. The researchers believe their creation is as small as such devices can possibly get, and could be valuable...

2011-07-27 13:37:00

ST. FLORIAN, Austria, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, today announced it broke ground on expanding the company's manufacturing capacity at its headquarters in Austria earlier this month. This expansion is the latest example of the company's continued steady growth since its foundation more than 30 years ago. In addition, the company has witnessed a 40...

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2011-07-27 08:44:09

Biological interface Taking advantage of the unique properties of zinc oxide nanowires, researchers have demonstrated a new type of piezoelectric resistive switching device in which the write-read access of memory cells is controlled by electromechanical modulation. Operating on flexible substrates, arrays of these devices could provide a new way to interface the mechanical actions of the biological world to conventional electronic circuitry. The piezoelectrically modulated resistive memory...

2011-07-25 08:00:00

SHANGHAI, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and the leading supplier of MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) for consumer and portable applications,(1) today launched the 2011 iNEMO Campus Design Contest, an open competition for the design of innovative applications built around ST's award-winning(2) iNEMO smart multi-sensor technology. ST's iNEMO Design Contest...

2011-07-25 08:00:00

TAIPEI, Taiwan, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and the leading supplier of MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) for consumer and portable applications(1), today launched the 2011 iNEMO Campus Design Contest, an open competition for the design of innovative applications built around ST's award-winning(2) iNEMO smart multi-sensor technology. Co-sponsored by...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
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  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
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