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New technology makes metal wires on solar cells nearly invisible to light

A solar cell is basically a semiconductor, which converts sunlight into electricity, sandwiched between metal contacts that carry the electrical current.

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Mathematicians identify limits to heat flow at the nanoscale

How much heat can two bodies exchange without touching? For over a century, scientists have been able to answer this question for virtually any pair of objects in the macroscopic world, from ...

Tue 24 Nov 15 from

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New sensor sends electronic signal when estrogen is detected

Estrogen is a tiny molecule, but it can have big effects on humans and other animals. Estrogen is one of the main hormones that regulates the female reproductive system - it can be monitored ...

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New Method for Producing Nanowires Could Offer a Commercial Avenue

Self-assembly process offers promising approach to producing nanowires at a lower cost

Tue 24 Nov 15 from IEEE Spectrum

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Physicists engrave nanoscale magnets directly into layer of material

Miniaturization is the magic word when it comes to nanomagnetic devices intended for use in new types of electronic components. Scientists from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) ...

Mon 23 Nov 15 from

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Kinect-style sensors make for cheaper medical imaging, possible superpowers

MIT researchers have developed a way to replace complex, expensive medical imaging equipment with much less expensive consumer equipment and a little bit of fancy math. The technique ...

Mon 23 Nov 15 from Gizmag

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Manipulating transistors at terahertz frequencies

An interdisciplinary team at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum has found a way of accessing the interior of transistors. The researchers have manipulated the electron gas contained within by applying ...

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Städteplaner unterschätzen die Bedeutung urbaner Grünflächen

Stark bebaute Städte mit hoher Bevölkerungsdichte können in gesellschaftlicher, ökologischer und wirtschaftlicher Hinsicht sinnvoll sein. Es stehen immer mehr Wohnungen in solchen Gebieten mit ...

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Breakthrough allows tracking of single molecules in 3-D with nanoscale accuracy

An innovative approach to calibrating high-tech microscopes enables researchers to track the movement of single molecules in 3D at the nanoscale.

Fri 20 Nov 15 from

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Nanosubmarines Promise a Fast Drug Delivery Device

A light-powered motor pushes around a molecule-size submarine

Thu 19 Nov 15 from IEEE Spectrum

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