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Photodielectric discovery brings new optical control to electronics

Characters in some of the more futuristic science fiction films, like "Minority Report" and "Iron Man," control computer displays with slick and deliberate hand motions. In "Minority Report," ...

3 hours ago from Phys.org

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Ultra-high resolution images of butterfly wing crystals offer clues to how nano-scale structures form

(Phys.org)ŚAn international team of researchers has taken another step toward understanding the process by which butterfly wing scales develop crystals that result in bright, vivid colors. In ...

4 hours ago from Phys.org

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Control of molecular motion by metal-plated 3-D printed plastic pieces

Many measurement techniques, such as spectroscopy, benefit from the ability to split a single beam of light into two in order to measure changes in one of them. The crucial device that separates ...

14 hours ago from Phys.org

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New fiber optic probe brings endoscopic diagnosis of cancer closer to the clinic

In an important step toward endoscopic diagnosis of cancer, researchers have developed a handheld fiber optic probe that can be used to perform multiple nonlinear imaging techniques without ...

4 hours ago from Phys.org

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3D printing gets faster, with help from a vat of goo

Although 3D printing may be revolutionizing the world of manufacturing, it still takes rather a long time to do when compared to some of the alternatives. A collaboration between MIT's ...

20 hours ago from Gizmag

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Block copolymers spiral under control

(with audio)The tailored self-assembly of nanospirals provides insights into the thermodynamics of block copolymers.

Tue 25 Apr 17 from Nanotechweb

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Super-resolution spectral imaging to monitor dynamic processes in real time

Spectroscopy is the study of the interaction between light and matter, offering numerous important applications in fields ranging from materials science to astronomy. A common goal of spectroscopy ...

7 hours ago from Phys.org

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World-first images of electric currents in graphene released

Researchers at the University of Melbourne are the first in the world to image how electrons move in two-dimensional graphene, a boost to the development of next-generation electronics.

Wed 26 Apr 17 from Phys.org

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Researchers build a single-molecule diode

Researchers of the University of Barcelona have led a project to create a diode out of a 1 nm-sized single molecule with high rectification ratios. Diodes, commonly used in in everyday electronic ...

Wed 26 Apr 17 from Phys.org

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Chip-based nanoscopy: Microscopy in HD quality

Physicists at Bielefeld University and the Arctic University of Norway in Troms° have developed a photonic chip that makes it possible to carry out super-resolution light microscopy, also called ...

Mon 24 Apr 17 from Phys.org

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