Nanophysics News


Incredible shrinking 3D printer can make really tiny objects

A method for 3D printing minuscule objects produces them at a larger size and then shrinks them to one thousandth of the original volume

8 hours ago from Newscientist

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Collagen nanofibrils in mammalian tissues get stronger with exercise

Collagen is the fundamental building block of muscles, tissues, tendons, and ligaments in mammals. It is also widely used in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Although scientists have a good ...

5 hours ago from Phys.org

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New discovery improves use of optical tweezers

This year's Nobel Prize in Physics, awarded for discoveries in laser physics, recognizes optical tweezers. Now researchers from the University of Gothenburg have developed a method that greatly ...

12 hours ago from Phys.org

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High-efficiency discovery drives low-power computing

Challenge any modern human to go a day without a phone or computer, and you'd be hard pressed to get any takers. Our collective obsession with all things electronic is driving a dramatic daily ...

15 hours ago from Phys.org

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New device could help answer fundamental questions about quantum physics

Researchers have developed a new device that can measure and control a nanoparticle trapped in a laser beam with unprecedented sensitivity. The new technology could help scientists study a macroscopic ...

22 hours ago from Phys.org

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New method gives microscope a boost in resolution

Scientists at the University of Würzburg have been able to boost current super-resolution microscopy by a novel tweak. They coated the glass cover slip as part of the sample carrier with tailor-made ...

Wed 12 Dec 18 from Phys.org

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Copper compound as promising quantum computing unit

Quantum computers could vastly increase the capabilities of IT systems, bringing major changes worldwide. However, there is still a long way to go before such a device can actually be constructed, ...

Wed 12 Dec 18 from Phys.org

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How skin cells protect themselves against stress

The skin is our largest organ, and, among other things, it provides protection against mechanical impacts. To ensure this protection, skin cells have to be connected to one another especially ...

Wed 12 Dec 18 from Phys.org

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Better biomedical devices, wearable displays may result from tiny light-guiding structures

For the first time, researchers have fabricated light-guiding structures known as waveguides just over one micron wide in a clear silicone commonly used for biomedical applications. The tiny, ...

Tue 11 Dec 18 from Phys.org

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Shape-shifting origami could help antenna systems adapt on the fly

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have devised a method for using an origami-based structure to create radio frequency filters that have adjustable dimensions, enabling the ...

Mon 10 Dec 18 from TechXplore

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