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Tiny Graphene Drums Show Potential to Act as Memory Chips in Quantum Computers

August 29, 2014

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Graphene Drum Could Form Future Quantum Memory

A new study from Delft University reveals that tiny drums of graphene have the potential to act as memory chips in quantum computers. Scientists from TU Delft’s Kavli Institute of Nanoscience have demonstrated that they can detect extremely small changes in position and forces on very small drums of graphene. Graphene drums have great potential […]

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New Acoustic Device Separates Tumor Cells from Blood Cells

August 26, 2014

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Researchers Develop New Way to Separate Cells by Exposing Them to Sound Waves

A team of engineers has developed a new acoustic device that separates tumor cells from blood cells, helping doctors predict whether a tumor is going to spread. Researchers from MIT, Pennsylvania State University, and Carnegie Mellon University have devised a new way to separate cells by exposing them to sound waves as they flow through […]

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LLNL Engineers Create New Microscale Energy Absorbing Material

August 25, 2014

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LLNL Researchers Create Engineered Energy Absorbing Material

Engineers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have developed a way to design and fabricate new microscale cushioning materials with a broad range of programmable properties. Materials like solid gels and porous foams are used for padding and cushioning, but each has its own advantages and limitations. Gels are effective as padding but are relatively […]

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New Camouflage System Automatically Mimics Its Surroundings

August 20, 2014

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New Camouflage Technology Mimics Its Surroundings

A new optoelectronic camouflage system inspired by the skins of cephalopods automatically reads its environment and adapts to mimic its surroundings. It could be a fun party trick – put your cell phone down on a table and watch it fade into the woodwork – or part of a lifesaving technology used by industry or […]

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Physicists Unveil New Technology to Study Atomic Vibration in Nanomaterials

August 19, 2014

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New Technology Offers Better Understanding of Small Clusters of Atoms

Using new computer technology based on gaming machines, physicists were able to use a combination of molecular dynamics and quantum mechanics calculations to model the atomic vibration of individual atoms in nanomaterials. Physicists at the University of York, working with researchers at the University of Birmingham and Genoa, have developed new technology to study atomic […]

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MIT Engineers Recycle Old Batteries Into Solar Cells

August 18, 2014

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Researchers Recycle Old Batteries Into Solar Cells

Engineers at MIT recycle dangerous waste materials from discarded car batteries, revealing that the lead from a single car battery could produce enough solar panels to provide power for 30 households. This could be a classic win-win solution: A system proposed by researchers at MIT recycles materials from discarded car batteries — a potential source […]

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New Research Gives Further Insight Into Graphene-Based Electronics

August 15, 2014

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New Research Gives Further Insight Into Graphene Based Devices

New research from the Canadian Light Source gives further insight into graphene-based devices like foldable tablets, wrap-around TVs, and the next generation of electronics. Saskatoon – Imagine a tablet device as thin as a piece of paper, folded conveniently in your pocket. Or a 3D TV that wraps around the walls of an entire room […]

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Nanomaterials Give Immune Cells a Cancer-Fighting Boost

August 14, 2014

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Naomaterials Give New Cancer Immunotherapy a Boost

Using bundled carbon nanotubes to incubate cytotoxic T cells, Yale scientists have developed a new cancer immunotherapy that enhances a patient’s immune response to fight cancer. Scientists at Yale University have developed a novel cancer immunotherapy that rapidly grows and enhances a patient’s immune cells outside the body using carbon nanotube-polymer composites; the immune cells […]

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A*STAR Researchers Develop High-Capacity Method to Purify Monoclonal Antibodies

August 13, 2014

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Magnetic Nanoparticles Break the Capacity Barrier for Antibody Purification

Researchers from A*STAR have developed a high-capacity method to purify monoclonal antibodies that uses magnetic nanoparticles. Monoclonal antibodies represent the largest and fastest-growing segment of international biopharma. While these therapeutic agents are a boon for global healthcare, productivity constraints pose a serious challenge for manufacturers seeking to make sufficient amounts for therapeutic applications. Now, A*STAR […]

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Construction to Begin on the Thirty Meter Telescope

August 6, 2014

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Construction to Begin on Worlds Most Advanced Telescope

The recent approval of a sublease brings the most advanced and powerful optical telescope, the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), one step closer to reality. With the recent approval of a sublease by Hawaii’s Board of Land and Natural Resources, initial construction on the Thirty Meter Telescope — destined to be the most advanced and powerful […]

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New Material Allows for Ultra-Thin Solar Cells

August 4, 2014

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New Material Allows New Kinds of Solar Cells

By combining two semiconductor materials, researchers at the Vienna University of Technology have developed a new material that allows for ultra-thin solar cells. Extremely thin, semi-transparent, flexible solar cells could soon become reality. At the Vienna University of Technology, Thomas Mueller, Marco Furchi and Andreas Pospischil have managed to create a semiconductor structure consisting of […]

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New Terahertz Modulator Could Lead to More Advanced Medical and Security Imaging

July 24, 2014

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New Terahertz Modulator Could Lead to More Advanced Medical and Security Imaging

Researchers from UCLA have developed a terahertz modulator that performs across a wide range of the terahertz band with very high efficiency and signal clarity, which could eventually lead to more advanced medical and security imaging systems. A UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science research team has developed a breakthrough broadband modulator […]

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