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2010-01-25 13:33:07

Dry printing of nanotube patterns to any surface could revolutionize microelectronics and more Watch a gecko walk up a wall. It defies gravity as it sticks to the surface no matter how smooth it appears to be. What's happening isn't magic. The gecko stays put because of the electrical attraction "“ the van der Waals force "“ between millions of microscopic hairs on its feet and the surface. The principle applies to new research at Rice University reported this week in the online...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.