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We have finally figured out how to snap spaghetti into two pieces

Snap a piece of dry spaghetti and you will always end up with three or more pieces - but now mathematicians have figured out how to get a single clean break

12 hours ago from Newscientist

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Molecular switch detects metals in the environment

An international team led by researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, has designed a family of molecules capable of binding to metal ions present in the surrounding environment ...

7 hours ago from Phys.org

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3-D inks that can be erased selectively

3-D printing allows for the efficient manufacture of complex geometries. A promising method is direct laser writinga computer-controlled, focused laser beam acts as a pen and produces the desired ...

Tue 14 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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Models give synthetic biologists a head start

Synthetic biologists have the tools to build complex, computer-like DNA circuits that sense or trigger activities in cells, and thanks to scientists at Rice University and the University of ...

Tue 14 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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'Building up' stretchable electronics to be as multipurpose as your smartphone

By stacking and connecting layers of stretchable circuits on top of one another, engineers have developed an approach to build soft, pliable "3-D stretchable electronics" that can pack a lot ...

Mon 13 Aug 18 from TechXplore

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Flipping the switch on supramolecular electronics

Graphene and related materials hold great potential for technological applications such as electronics, sensors, and energy storage devices, among others. Thanks to their high surface sensitivity, ...

Tue 14 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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Printed electronics breakthrough could lead to flexible electronics revolution

A new form of electronics manufacturing which embeds silicon nanowires into flexible surfaces could lead to radical new forms of bendable electronics, scientists say.

Mon 13 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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Team shows laser ranging can 'see' 3-D objects melting in fires

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have used a laser detection and ranging (LADAR) system to image three-dimensional (3-D) objects melting in flames. The ...

Wed 8 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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New substrates make it possible to detect one molecule in a million

SERS, an extremely sensitive laboratory method of analysing chemical composition, is set to become widespread decades after its invention. The main obstacle preventing widespread deployment ...

Fri 10 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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Scientists reduced the weight of optics for satellite observation by 100 times

Samara Oblast, Russia (SPX) Aug 10, 2018 IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing (IEEE) published the article of the group of scientists of Samara ...

Sun 12 Aug 18 from SpaceDaily

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