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2011-01-10 09:09:32

Although the storage of films and music on a DVD is part of our digital world, the physical basis of the storage mechanism is not understood in detail.

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2010-12-20 09:34:40

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a new technique that allows plasmon lasers to operate at room temperature, overcoming a major barrier to practical utilization of the technology.

2010-11-29 16:34:22

After hundreds of years, researchers at the Fraunhofer IWM in Freiburg have managed to decode the atomic mechanism behind diamond grinding.

2010-10-12 13:41:23

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University have developed a novel approach for delivering small bits of genetic material into the body to improve the treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases.

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2010-10-06 08:06:59

Measuring a fuel cell’s overall performance is relatively easy, but measuring its components individually as they work together is a challenge.

2010-09-20 18:59:14

A new type of nanoparticle resembling the six-pointed Star of David (Magen David) that is the symbol on the flag of Israel has been discovered by researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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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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2010-08-09 06:30:20

Advance in metamaterials leads to a new semiconductor laser suitable for security screening, chemical sensing and astronomy.

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2010-08-02 06:46:45

In an innovation critical to improved DNA sequencing, a markedly slower transmission of DNA through nanopores has been achieved by a team led by Sandia National Laboratories researchers.

2010-05-17 07:22:37

Scientists at Cambridge have developed a simple, accurate way of "seeing" chemistry in action inside a lithium-ion battery.


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