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Erfolgreicher Cybathlon Testlauf

Im Herbst 2016 findet in Zürich der erste Cybathlon statt, an dem sich körper-lich eingeschränkte Menschen aus aller Welt mithilfe neuster Assistenztechnologien einen einzigartigen Wettkampf ...

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Stretchable graphene transistors inspired by kirigami

The Japanese art of paper cutting is used to make micron-sized electronic and mechanical devices.

Fri 31 Jul 15 from Nanotechweb

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Transparent, electrically conductive network of encapsulated silver nanowires

The electrodes for connections on the "sunny side" of a solar cell need to be not just electrically conductive, but transparent as well. As a result, electrodes are currently made either by ...

Fri 31 Jul 15 from Phys.org

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'Plasmonic' material could bring ultrafast all-optical communications

Researchers have created a new "plasmonic oxide material" that could make possible devices for optical communications that are at least 10 times faster than conventional technologies.

Thu 30 Jul 15 from Phys.org

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Cooking up altered states

Churning raw milk sufficiently creates butter. Squirting lemon juice coagulates it into curd. These two phenomena are not as straightforward as they sound on the molecular level.

Fri 31 Jul 15 from Phys.org

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New semiconductor material made from black phosphorus may be candidate to replace silicon in future tech

Silicon Valley in Northern California got its nickname from the multitude of computer chip manufacturers that sprung up in the surrounding area in the 1980's. Despite its ubiquity as a chip ...

Thu 30 Jul 15 from Phys.org

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Startup team signals time for affordable smartwatch for blind

Blind people can read using their fingers to tell the letters; the tactile system, Braille, is thanks to Louis Braille. Learning to read and write in Braille means literacy and having access ...

Thu 30 Jul 15 from Phys.org

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Short wavelength plasmons observed in nanotubes

The term "plasmons" might sound like something from the soon-to-be-released new Star Wars movie, but the effects of plasmons have been known about for centuries. Plasmons are collective oscillations ...

Tue 28 Jul 15 from Phys.org

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Making the new silicon: Gallium nitride electronics could drastically cut energy usage

An exotic material called gallium nitride (GaN) is poised to become the next semiconductor for power electronics, enabling much higher efficiency than silicon.

Wed 29 Jul 15 from Phys.org

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Meet the high-performance single-molecule diode

A team of researchers from Berkeley Lab and Columbia University has passed a major milestone in molecular electronics with the creation of the world's highest-performance single-molecule diode. ...

Wed 29 Jul 15 from Phys.org

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