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Directing charges through single molecules: Progress made in developing nanoscale electronics

Scientists are facing a number of barriers as they try to develop circuits that are microscopic in size, including how to reliably control the current that flows through a circuit that is the ...

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Nanomaterial outsmarts ions

Ions are an essential tool in chip manufacturing, but these electrically charged atoms can also be used to produce nano-sieves with homogeneously distributed pores. A particularly large number ...

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Nanometer-Scale Magnet Makes Tiny, Powerful MRI

Harvard researchers produced miniscule MRI capable of generating 3-D images composed of individual electron spins

17 hours ago from IEEE Spectrum

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'Exotic' material is like a switch when super thin

( —Ever-shrinking electronic devices could get down to atomic dimensions with the help of transition metal oxides, a class of materials that seems to have it all: superconductivity, ...

Fri 18 Apr 14 from

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Atom probe assisted dating of oldest piece of earth

( —It's a scientific axiom: big claims require extra-solid evidence. So there were skeptics in 2001 when University of Wisconsin-Madison geoscience professor John Valley dated an ancient ...

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Bake like a Jawa with R2-D2 measuring cups

Follow any recipe like a Jedi Master with this measuring cup set from ThinkGeek looks like the "Star Wars" droid you're looking for -- R2-D2.

Fri 18 Apr 14 from CNET

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The $1 origami microscope could revolutionize disease diagnosis, revitalize kids' interest in science and biology

An engineer at Stanford University has created a DIY microscope, called the Foldscope, that is fashioned out of a single piece of printed-and-folded A4 paper, origami-style. This paper-based ...

Wed 16 Apr 14 from Extremetech

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Information storage for the next generation of plastic computers

Inexpensive computers, cell phones and other systems that substitute flexible plastic for silicon chips may be one step closer to reality, thanks to research published on April 16 in the journal ...

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Chemical vapor deposition used to grow atomic layer materials on top of each other

Researchers at Penn State's Center for Two-Dimensional and Layered Materials and the University of Texas at Dallas have shown the ability to grow high quality, single-layer materials one on ...

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New sensor improves the level of efficiency in detecting ozone

Researchers from the Universitat Jaume I in Castelló, the São Paulo State University in Brasil and the Aix-Marseille University in France have developed a more effective ozone sensor than the ...

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