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Wriggling microtubules help understand coupling of 'active' defects and curvature

Imagine a tiny donut-shaped droplet, covered with wriggling worms. The worms are packed so tightly together that they must locally line up with respect to each other. In this situation, we would ...

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Taming 'wild' electrons in graphene

Graphene - a one-atom-thick layer of the stuff in pencils - is a better conductor than copper and is very promising for electronic devices, but with one catch: Electrons that move through it ...

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2D semiconductor LED and photodetector advance on-chip optical communications

New results bring us one step closer to power-efficient, chip-integrated devices based on silicon photonics architectures.

11 hours ago from Nanotechweb

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Breakthrough in ultra-fast data processing at nanoscale

A research team from the National University of Singapore has recently invented a novel "converter" that can harness the speed and small size of plasmons for high frequency data processing and ...

Fri 20 Oct 17 from

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Supercomputer simulation of chaotic circuits

It's really surprising that many simple electronic circuits built of just a few components behave chaotically, in an extremely complicated, practically unpredictable manner. Physicists from ...

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Using optical chaos to control the momentum of light

Integrated photonic circuits, which rely on light rather than electrons to move information, promise to revolutionize communications, sensing and data processing. But controlling and moving ...

Thu 19 Oct 17 from

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Zenith Defy Lab: World's most accurate mechanical watch tells time in a whole new way

For all their advances, mechanical watches haven't changed fundamentally in over 340 years. But now, Switzerland's Manufacture Zenith's Defy Lab wristwatch changes the game with a new ...

Sat 21 Oct 17 from Gizmag

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Terahertz spectroscopy goes nano

Brown University researchers have demonstrated a way to bring a powerful form of spectroscopy—a technique used to study a wide variety of materials—into the nano-world.

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Team clarifies valley polarization for electronic and optoelectronic technologies

An interdisciplinary team of scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has uncovered a direct link between sample quality and the degree of valley polarization in monolayer transition ...

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In A Post-Weinstein World, Louis CK’s Movie Is a Total Disaster

Louis CK intended “I Love You, Daddy” to be provocative–but probably not as provocative as it’s going to be, Joe Berkowitz writers after viewing the film The audience ...

Fri 20 Oct 17 from Fastcompany Tech

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