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'Squid skin' metamaterials project yields vivid color display

The quest to create artificial "squid skin"—camouflaging metamaterials that can "see" colors and automatically blend into the background—is one step closer to reality, thanks to a breakthrough ...

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Moving silicon atoms in graphene with atomic precision

Richard Feynman famously posed the question in 1959: is it possible to see and manipulate individual atoms in materials? For a time his vision seemed more science fiction than science, but starting ...

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Stretchable And Washable Fabric Circuit Boards Being Developed

It goes without saying that just about every single electronic device that one comes across these days will arrive with a kind of printed circuit board (PCB) in it. In a nutshell, PCBs ...

Sat 13 Sep 14 from Ubergizmo

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Physicists find a new way to push electrons around

When moving through a conductive material in an electric field, electrons tend to follow the path of least resistance—which runs in the direction of that field.

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How certain nanoscale crystal defects can dramatically intensify ferromagnetism

Magnetic materials are fundamental to many technologies, from data storage to next-generation spintronic devices. However, as integrated circuits become increasingly miniaturized and the sizes ...

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Perfect focus through thick layers may bring better vision to medicine

Zooming in on diseased tissue or scanning fragile biological samples are essential tools in medicine and biological research, but this often requires peering through layers of tissue and other ...

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Team uses nanotechnology to help cool electrons with no external sources

A team of researchers has discovered a way to cool electrons to ?228 °C without external means and at room temperature, an advancement that could enable electronic devices to function with very ...

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Molecular self-assembly controls graphene-edge configuration

A research team headed by Prof. Patrick Han and Prof. Taro Hitosugi at the Advanced Institute of Materials Research (AIMR), Tohoku University discovered a new bottom-up fabrication method that ...

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Is the "Buckydiamondoid" the Future of Molecular Electronics?

Buckyballs and diamonoids together make a perfect molecular-sized rectifier

Fri 12 Sep 14 from IEEE Spectrum

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