Nanophysics News

Octopus Skin Has Inspired a New Type of Camouflage Sheet

It can only switch from black to transparent and back again, but that's a start

Tue 19 Aug 14 from TIME

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Bacterial nanowires: Not what we thought they were

For the past 10 years, scientists have been fascinated by a type of "electric bacteria" that shoots out long tendrils like electric wires, using them to power themselves and transfer electricity ...

Mon 18 Aug 14 from

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Electrical engineers take major step toward optical computing

The invention of fibre optics revolutionized the way we share information, allowing us to transmit data at volumes and speeds we'd only previously dreamed of.

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Scientists unveil new technology to better understand small clusters of atoms

Physicists at the University of York, working with researchers at the University of Birmingham and Genoa, have developed new technology to study atomic vibration in small particles, revealing ...

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Study confirms that uncontrolled e-waste treatment produces carcinogenic effects

A study carried out by the research group of the University of Alicante "Waste, Pyrolysis and Combustion", University of Alicante, confirms that most of the waste from electrical and electronic ...

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Laser makes microscopes way cooler

( —Laser physicists have found a way to make atomic-force microscope probes 20 times more sensitive and capable of detecting forces as small as the weight of an individual virus.

Fri 15 Aug 14 from

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On the edge of graphene

10 hours ago from Nanotechweb

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Computer scientist reviews frontier technologies to determine fundamental limits of computer scaling

From their origins in the 1940s as sequestered, room-sized machines designed for military and scientific use, computers have made a rapid march into the mainstream, radically transforming industry, ...

Wed 13 Aug 14 from

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Silicene's Suicidal Tendencies Can Be Overcome

Layers of 2-D silicon don't have to revert to regular silicon, new research shows

14 hours ago from IEEE Spectrum

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UV-Assisted Nanoimprint Moulding Used to Fabricate Polymer Slot Waveguide

Slot waveguide is a specific light-guiding structure with a property to enhance the optical field in a nanometer scale void of low refractive index (RI) material embedded between higher RI material...

Mon 18 Aug 14 from AZoNano

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