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Skin device uses motion to power electronics

Can a skin patch power wearables? Skin-based generators have become an area of focus among researchers working on how to scavenge muscle motion whereby skin becomes a charge-collector. A detailed ...

10 hours ago from Phys.org

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This Nano Skin Could Let Us Watch Life at the Smallest Scales

By dipping live specimens in a chemical concoction, scientists are able to keep them alive in the vacuum conditions normally required for field emission scanning electron microscopy. The post ...

20 hours ago from Wired Science

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Graphene Becomes Magnetic and Electric at Same Time

Imbuing graphene with magnetism used to sacrifice its electrical properties, but not anymore

12 hours ago from IEEE Spectrum

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International research project leads to a breakthrough in terahertz spectroscopy

Although terahertz spectroscopy has great potential, especially for environmental monitoring and security screening applications, it previously could not be used effectively to study nanocrystals ...

Wed 28 Jan 15 from Phys.org

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Researchers use sound to slow down, speed up, and block light

How do you make an optical fiber transmit light only one way? Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have experimentally demonstrated, for the first time, the phenomenon ...

Wed 28 Jan 15 from Phys.org

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LG To Mass Produce Flexible Plastic OLED Displays This Year

LG Display has had gone through a rather successful fiscal quarter, and it seems there is more good news on the way – at least for those who are involved in mobile devices. LG Display ...

Wed 28 Jan 15 from Ubergizmo

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Carbon nanoballs can greatly contribute to sustainable energy supply

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have discovered that the insulation plastic used in high-voltage cables can withstand a 26 per cent higher voltage if nanometer-sized carbon ...

Tue 27 Jan 15 from Phys.org

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Researchers tune friction in ionic solids at the nanoscale

Friction impacts motion, hence the need to control friction forces. Currently, this is accomplished by mechanistic means or lubrication, but experiments conducted by researchers at the Department ...

Tue 27 Jan 15 from Phys.org

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High-resolution patterns of quantum dots with e-jet printing

A team of 17 materials science and engineering researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana?Champaign and Erciyes University in Turkey have authored "High-Resolution Patterns of Quantum ...

Wed 28 Jan 15 from Phys.org

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Electronic circuits with reconfigurable pathways closer to reality

Multitasking circuits capable of reconfiguring themselves in real time and switching functions as the need arises—this is the promising application stemming from a discovery made at EPFL and ...

Mon 26 Jan 15 from Phys.org

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