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Resonating Drums Made Out of Graphene Could Lead to Better Sensors

A new type of electrically-controlled mechanical resonator could detect ultra-weak signals

Thu 30 Jun 16 from IEEE Spectrum

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Nanotechnology takes on watch counterfeiters

Is that a real Rolex, or a fake? Thanks to research currently being carried out at Switzerland's Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) research institute, an ultraviolet lamp ...

Wed 29 Jun 16 from Gizmag

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Can cyborg locusts be used as tiny, biorobotic "sniffer dogs"?

For years, scientists have been experimenting with "biobots." Example include insects fitted with various electronic systems that can harvest kinetic energy from their wings, those that ...

Thu 30 Jun 16 from Gizmag

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Optical aberrations help detect atomic-scale magnetism

New electron microscopy technique could be used to study the behaviour of magnetic domains in hard drives.

Thu 30 Jun 16 from Nanotechweb

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Researcher increases speed and accuracy of sample analysis

A new description of electron scattering in the surface layers of samples proposed by the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw significantly speeds up ...

Thu 30 Jun 16 from

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Magnetic switch holds promise for double capacity solid state storage

Japanese scientists have developed a device that can switch safely and quickly between magnetic and electronic signals. In so doing they've opened the door to a doubling of the storage ...

Tue 28 Jun 16 from Gizmag

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Nanofluidics research could contribute to oil spill cleanup strategies

The spreading of mixable liquids into 'droplet hats' was observed for the first time, which could lead to insight into improving strategies for cleaning animals affected by oil spills.

Wed 29 Jun 16 from

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Augmented reality atom kit makes hands-on chemistry easier to grasp

Growing kids tend to repeat all sorts of colorful language heard while at school, yet there's one particular C-word that causes some parents to feel a special type of dread. Chemistry. ...

Tue 28 Jun 16 from Gizmag

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Thermal Imaging To Fight Mechanical Doping In Tour de France

Using drugs during sporting events to enhance once's performance isn't anything new. It's illegal but nothing new. However earlier this year, it was discovered that one cyclist did not dope ...

Tue 28 Jun 16 from Ubergizmo

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Scientists explain unusual and effective features in perovskite

Perovskite is a material with an almost ideal structure. The majority of high-temperature superconductors are perovskite-based due to their non-ideal structure. The material can also be used ...

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