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Crowdsourcing effort helps researchers predict how a molecule will smell

You can anticipate a color before you see it, based solely on the length of light waves. Music can be interpreted from notes on a page without being heard. Not so with odor. The only way to ...

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Switched-on DNA: Sparking nano-electronic applications

DNA, the stuff of life, may very well also pack quite the jolt for engineers trying to advance the development of tiny, low-cost electronic devices.

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Frozen phone? Cosmic rays could be to blame

Next time your smartphone freezes, think twice before cursing the shoddy workmanship of the phone manufacturer under your breath. The culprit might actually be the cosmic rays that are ...

23 hours ago from Gizmag

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Wireless power transmission safely charges devices anywhere within a room

A new method developed by Disney Research for wirelessly transmitting power throughout a room enables users to charge electronic devices as seamlessly as they now connect to WiFi hotspots, eliminating ...

Thu 16 Feb 17 from

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Calorimetric scanning probes measure quantized thermal transport

New experiments on single-atom junctions could help in the development of novel nanoelectronics and memories.

7 hours ago from Nanotechweb

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'Lossless' metamaterial could boost efficiency of lasers and other light-based devices

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a material that could reduce signal losses in photonic devices. The advance has the potential to boost the efficiency of various ...

Fri 17 Feb 17 from

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Breakthrough in 'wonder' materials paves way for flexible tech

Gadgets are set to become flexible, highly efficient and much smaller, following a breakthrough in measuring two-dimensional 'wonder' materials by the University of Warwick.

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Inkjet-printable stretchy circuits could lead to huge e-wallpaper screens

When you think circuitry, you probably think of rigid resin chips, but circuits that have a little more give could allow electronics to be integrated into clothing or film, stretched ...

Thu 16 Feb 17 from Gizmag

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Research opens door to smaller, cheaper, more agile communications tech

Research led by ANU on the use of magnets to steer light has opened the door to new communications systems which could be smaller, cheaper and more agile than fibre optics.

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Researchers use new approach to create triangulene molecule

( team of researchers with IBM Research in Switzerland and the University of Warwick in the U.K. has successfully created a triangulene molecule by manipulating a precursor molecule ...

Tue 14 Feb 17 from

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