Nanophysics News

New 3-D-printed device mimics the goldbug beetle, which changes color when prodded

In this age of smartphones and tablet computers, touch-sensitive surfaces are everywhere. They're also brittle, as people with cracked phone screens everywhere can attest.

Thu 23 Mar 17 from TechXplore

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Researchers make flexible glass for tiny medical devices

Brigham Young University researchers have developed new glass technology that could add a new level of flexibility to the microscopic world of medical devices.

Thu 23 Mar 17 from

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World's smallest car race will take place on a gold chip

An international competition is coming up in Toulouse, France at the end of next month, but it's not a very big one. It's microscopic, in fact. Organized by CNRS (the National Center ...

Fri 24 Mar 17 from Gizmag

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Cryo-electron microscopy achieves unprecedented resolution using new computational methods

Cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM)which enables the visualization of viruses, proteins, and other biological structures at the molecular levelis a critical tool used to advance biochemical ...

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Single-angle ptychography allows 3-D imaging of stressed materials

Everyone reacts differently under stresseven the relatively orderly atoms in a crystal. If scientists could get a clear picture of how planes of atoms shift and squeeze under stress, they could ...

Wed 22 Mar 17 from

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Light-controlled nanomachine can move forwards or in reverse

Device has a "molecular gearbox" and could work as a new type of actuator on both the nano- and macro-scales.

Wed 22 Mar 17 from Nanotechweb

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New low-cost method to produce light-based lab-on-a-chip devices for fast medical tests

A new fabrication process could make it easier and less expensive to incorporate optical sensing onto lab-on-a-chip devices. These devices integrate laboratory functions onto a plastic or glass ...

Wed 22 Mar 17 from

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Chemical reactions 'filmed' at the single-molecule level

Scientists have succeeded in 'filming' inter-molecular chemical reactions using the electron beam of a transmission electron microscope (TEM) as a stop-frame imaging tool. They have also discovered ...

Wed 22 Mar 17 from

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Electronic oscillations in graphene could make a tabletop source of X-rays a reality

Since their discovery in 1895, X-rays have led to significant advances in science, medicine and industry. From probing distant galaxies to screening at airport security and facilitating medical ...

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