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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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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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