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Nature-inspired camouflage changes its looks with light

Thin, flexible new material steals the color-shifting capabilities of cephalopod skin.

Tue 19 Aug 14 from ScienceNews

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Vibrational motion of a single molecule measured in real time

For the first time, chemists have succeeded in measuring vibrational motion of a single molecule with a femtosecond time resolution. The study reveals how vibration of a single molecule differs ...

14 hours ago from Phys.org

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Electrical engineers take major step toward optical computing

The invention of fibre optics revolutionized the way we share information, allowing us to transmit data at volumes and speeds we'd only previously dreamed of.

Tue 19 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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Bacterial nanowires: Not what we thought they were

For the past 10 years, scientists have been fascinated by a type of "electric bacteria" that shoots out long tendrils like electric wires, using them to power themselves and transfer electricity ...

Mon 18 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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Scientists unveil new technology to better understand small clusters of atoms

Physicists at the University of York, working with researchers at the University of Birmingham and Genoa, have developed new technology to study atomic vibration in small particles, revealing ...

Tue 19 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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Study confirms that uncontrolled e-waste treatment produces carcinogenic effects

A study carried out by the research group of the University of Alicante "Waste, Pyrolysis and Combustion", University of Alicante, confirms that most of the waste from electrical and electronic ...

16 hours ago from Phys.org

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Laser makes microscopes way cooler

(Phys.org) —Laser physicists have found a way to make atomic-force microscope probes 20 times more sensitive and capable of detecting forces as small as the weight of an individual virus.

Fri 15 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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On the edge of graphene

Tue 19 Aug 14 from Nanotechweb

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Computer scientist reviews frontier technologies to determine fundamental limits of computer scaling

From their origins in the 1940s as sequestered, room-sized machines designed for military and scientific use, computers have made a rapid march into the mainstream, radically transforming industry, ...

Wed 13 Aug 14 from Phys.org

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Silicene's Suicidal Tendencies Can Be Overcome

Layers of 2-D silicon don't have to revert to regular silicon, new research shows

Tue 19 Aug 14 from IEEE Spectrum

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