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Ephemeral superheavy atoms coaxed into exotic molecules

If you are ever to get excited about a chemical reaction, now might be a good time.  Read more

7 hours ago from Nature News Blogs

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Quick-change materials break the silicon speed limit for computers

( —Faster, smaller, greener computers, capable of processing information up to 1,000 times faster than currently available models, could be made possible by replacing silicon with materials ...

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Graphene sensor tracks down cancer biomarkers

An ultrasensitive biosensor made from the wonder material graphene has been used to detect molecules that indicate an increased risk of developing cancer.

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Germanium tin could mean better and cheaper infrared cameras in smartphones

Engineering researchers at the University of Arkansas have fabricated a new semiconductor material—germanium tin deposited in layers on a substrate of silicon—that could be used to build better ...

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A promising light source for optoelectronic chips can be tuned to different frequencies

Chips that use light, rather than electricity, to move data would consume much less power—and energy efficiency is a growing concern as chips' transistor counts rise.

Wed 17 Sep 14 from

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Physicists heat freestanding graphene to control curvature of ripples

( —An international team of physicists, led by a research group at the University of Arkansas, has discovered that heating can be used to control the curvature of ripples in freestanding ...

Thu 18 Sep 14 from

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Smartphone microscope can be made for under a dollar

Suppose you were a first responder, who got called out to investigate a suspicious substance found in a public place. Instead of having to transport that material back to the lab, wouldn't it ...

Wed 17 Sep 14 from Gizmag

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For electronics beyond silicon, a new contender emerges

Silicon has few serious competitors as the material of choice in the electronics industry. Yet transistors, the switchable valves that control the flow of electrons in a circuit, cannot simply ...

Tue 16 Sep 14 from

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Nature's designs inspire research into new light-based technologies

Solutions required for progress on the frontiers of photonics technology are close at hand: in nature, when viewed through the perspective of engineer, says Montana State University optics researcher ...

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