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2010-09-13 06:15:00

US researchers said Sunday that new artificial "skin" fashioned out of flexible semiconductor materials can sense touch, making it possible for robots to be able to grip eggs but be strong enough to hold a frying pan as well.

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2010-09-02 11:30:27

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new class of electronic logic device in which current is switched by an electric field generated by the application of mechanical strain to zinc oxide nanowires.

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2010-08-31 08:54:09

By dipping plain cotton cloth in a high-tech broth full of silver nanowires and carbon nanotubes, Stanford researchers have developed a new high-speed, low-cost filter that could easily be implemented to purify water in the developing world.

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2010-08-12 19:47:33

Bioprobes offer first intracellular measurements with a semiconductor device.

2010-08-10 15:37:15

Just as the path of photons of light can be directed by a mirror, atoms possessing a magnetic moment can be controlled using a magnetic mirror.

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2010-08-02 07:44:10

NIST researchers grow nanowires made of semiconductors—gallium nitride alloys—by depositing atoms layer-by-layer on a silicon crystal under high vacuum.

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2010-07-29 11:11:09

Processes which lend materials new characteristics are generally complicated and therefore often rather difficult to reproduce.

2010-07-28 14:53:20

Nanotechnology refers to a broad range of tools, techniques and applications that simply involve particles on the approximate size scale of a few to hundreds of nanometers in diameter.

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2010-07-22 09:16:49

Surface tension isn’t a very powerful force, but it matters for small things — water bugs, paint, and, it turns out, nanowires.

2010-07-07 16:38:20

Imagine being able to drop a toothpick on the head of one particular person standing among 100,000 people in a stadium.


Word of the Day
inwit
  • Inward knowledge; understanding; conscience.
The word 'inwit' comes from Middle English inwit ("mind, reason, intellect, understanding; soul, spirit; feeling; the collection of inner faculties; one of five inner faculties; one of the outer bodily senses.; inward awareness of right or wrong, conscience"), from Old English *inwitt, inġewitnes ("consciousness, conscience, knowledge, knowing"), equivalent to in- +‎ wit. (Wiktionary)
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