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Chip Designers Of The Future Face Quantum Weirdness
2012-11-07 07:08:17

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online How an electrical charge behaves when it is confined to metal wires only a few atom-widths in diameter is an essential piece of knowledge that designers need to understand to build the computer chips of the future. Physicists from McGill University and researchers at General Motors R&D teamed up to show that when wires of two dissimilar metals meet, electrical current may be drastically reduced. This reduction in current is...

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...

First All-optical Nanowire Switch Made By Penn Researchers
2012-09-12 07:36:11

Computers may be getting faster every year, but those advances in computer speed could be dwarfed if their 1´s and 0´s were represented by bursts of light, instead of electricity. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have made an important advance in this frontier of photonics, fashioning the first all-optical photonic switch out of cadmium sulfide nanowires. Moreover, they combined these photonic switches into a logic gate, a fundamental component of computer chips that...

2012-08-27 12:21:27

Harvard scientists have, for the first, time created a type of "cyborg" tissue by embedding a three-dimensional network of functional, bio-compatible nanoscale wires into engineered human tissues. As described in a paper published August 26 in Nature Materials, a multi-institutional research team led by Charles M. Lieber, the Mark Hyman, Jr. Professor of Chemistry at Harvard and Daniel Kohane, a Harvard Medical School professor in the Department of Anesthesia at Children's Hospital Boston...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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