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Graphene-Based Spaser Could Lead To Printable Smartphones
2014-04-25 04:23:53

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new report in the journal ACS Nano, a team of Australian engineers have modelled a kind of laser called a “spaser” that would allow for the creation of smartphones so small and flexible – they could be printed on a t-shirt. Simply put, spasers are nanoscale lasers that emit a beam of light via the vibration of free electrons, as opposed to the relatively space-consuming beam of a traditional laser. While spasers,...

Kitchen Science: Making Graphene In A Blender
2014-04-23 12:24:52

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Graphene is a form of electrically conductive carbon being hailed as a miracle material capable of revolutionizing everything from high-end electronics to biological engineering. A new study from a large team of British and Irish researchers has described a recipe for graphene that only requires a few common household materials and a kitchen blender. The study, which was published in the journal Nature Materials, basically tacked on...

2014-04-23 00:21:55

DUBLIN, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/l799p8/nanoelectronics) has announced the addition of the "Nanoelectronics: The Global Market to 2020" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/l799p8/nanoelectronics ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) This 240 page report covers the raft of applications and end products enabled by nanotechnology and...

2014-04-22 23:08:16

MarketReportsOnline.com adds “Global Graphene Market: Trends and opportunities (2014-2018)" report to its research store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Factors driving growth of the global graphene industry market are an increase in number of manufactures in the market, strong R&D, uses of graphene in different application sectors and increase in demand and production. In recent years, smaller companies have been entering in the number of application sectors producing...

2014-04-22 12:37:01

DALLAS, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report "Metamaterials Market by Device Type (Antennas, Superlens, Cloaking Devices, Absorbers), Metamaterial Type (Electromagnetic, Terahertz, Photonic, Tunable, Frequency Selective Surface, Non-Linear), Application & Geography - Trends & Global Forecasts to 2025" published by MarketsandMarkets, the value of Metamaterials Market is expected to reach $643 Million by 2025, at an estimated CAGR of...

2014-04-22 12:26:56

Future devices based on technology could bridge gap between batteries and conventional capacitors in portable electronics and hybrid electric vehicles WASHINGTON, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- By combining the powers of two single-atom-thick carbon structures, researchers at the George Washington University's Micro-propulsion and Nanotechnology Laboratory have created a new ultracapacitor that is both high performance and low cost....

2014-04-21 12:29:29

PORTLAND, Oregon, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new research report published by Allied Market Research titled "Quantum Dot (QD) Market - Global Analysis, Growth, Trends, Opportunities, Size, Share and Forecast through 2020," the global quantum dots (QD) market accrued revenue of $316 million in 2013 and it is expected to grow to $5,040 million by 2020 at a CAGR of 29.9% during 2014-2020. However, the volume consumption will grow a much faster rate of 116.5%...

2014-04-18 16:20:45

A significant breakthrough could revolutionize surgical practice and regenerative medicine. A team led by Ludwik Leibler from the Laboratoire Matière Molle et Chimie (CNRS/ESPCI Paris Tech) and Didier Letourneur from the Laboratoire Recherche Vasculaire Translationnelle (INSERM/Universités Paris Diderot and Paris 13), has just demonstrated that the principle of adhesion by aqueous solutions of nanoparticles can be used in vivo to repair soft-tissue organs and tissues. This easy-to-use...

Flat Surface Turned Into Spherical Antenna Using New Device
2014-04-15 16:29:04

By Jason Bardi, American Institute of Physics Broadband transformational optics lens, described in Applied Physics Letters, may lead to antenna dishes that are flat or conform to any surface By depositing an array of tiny, metallic, U-shaped structures onto a dielectric material, a team of researchers in China has created a new artificial surface that can bend and focus electromagnetic waves the same way an antenna does. This breakthrough, which the team is calling the first...

Photovoltaic Solar-panel Windows Could Be Next For Your House
2014-04-15 11:18:39

Los Alamos National Laboratory The project demonstrates that superior light-emitting properties of quantum dots can be applied in solar energy by helping more efficiently harvest sunlight. A house window that doubles as a solar panel could be on the horizon, thanks to recent quantum-dot work by Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers in collaboration with scientists from University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB), Italy. Their project demonstrates that superior light-emitting properties...


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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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