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Semiconductors Made Of Graphene
2012-10-01 04:54:45

Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have developed a thinner, more flexible, less expensive type of semiconductor that uses graphene instead of silicon.

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.

Nanowires Grown On Graphene Could Transform Semiconductor Industry
2012-09-11 14:16:44

Researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have patented and are commercializing a technology that allows gallium arsenide (GaAs) nanowires to be grown on graphene

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.

2012-06-28 20:30:44

Harnessing the power of the sun has inspired scientists and engineers to look for ways to turn sunlight into clean energy to heat houses, fuel factories and power devices.

2012-06-13 14:29:55

A phenomenon first observed by an ancient Greek philosopher 2,300 years ago has become the basis for a new device designed to harvest the enormous amounts of energy wasted as heat each year to produce electricity.

2012-05-30 08:41:02

While the Statue of Liberty and old pennies may continue to turn green, printed electronics and media screens made of copper nanowires will always keep their original color.

Nanoparticles Act As 'Artificial Atoms' To Form Complex Structures
2012-05-25 08:09:26

A new study by researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory may resolve the question over whether or not nanoparticles act as "artificial atoms" when forming molecular-type building blocks that can assemble into complex structures.

2012-05-24 20:59:17

Sensors that work flawlessly in laboratory settings may stumble when it comes to performing in real-world conditions.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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