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Next generation photonic memory devices are 'light-written,' ultrafast and energy efficient

Light is the most energy-efficient way of moving information. Yet, light shows one big limitation: it is difficult to store. As a matter of fact, data centers rely primarily on magnetic hard ...

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Researchers catalog defects that give 2-D materials amazing properties

Amid the frenzy of worldwide research on atomically thin materials like graphene, there is one area that has eluded any systematic analysisŚeven though this information could be crucial to a ...

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Atomic-scale capillaries block smallest ions, thanks to graphene

Researchers at The University of Manchester's National Graphene Institute in the UK have succeeded in making artificial channels just one atom in size for the first time. The new capillaries, ...

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New dynamic probes for ions interacting with biomolecules

Pairs of negatively charged phosphate groups and positive magnesium ions represent a key structural feature of DNA and RNA embedded in water. Vibrations of phosphate groups have now been established ...

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Saving energy by taking a close look inside transistors

Researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universitńt Erlangen-NŘrnberg (FAU) have developed a simple yet accurate method for finding defects in the latest generation of silicon carbide transistors. ...

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More stable light comes from intentionally 'squashed' quantum dots

Intentionally "squashing" colloidal quantum dots during chemical synthesis creates dots capable of stable, "blink-free" light emission that is fully comparable with the light produced by dots ...

Thu 10 Jan 19 from

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Researchers make complex molecule that spontaneously folds like a protein

A team of researchers from the Netherlands, Italy and Poland has developed a way to make complex molecules that spontaneously fold like proteins. In their paper published in the Journal of the ...

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New method to study biomechanical changes in tissues after laser surgery

Although currently laser surgery is a very popular tool for various vision disorders correction, it is still difficult to ensure proper control over the accuracy, efficiency and safety of such ...

Thu 10 Jan 19 from Medical Xpress

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Artificial bug eyes

Single lens eyes, like those in humans and many other animals, can create sharp images, but the compound eyes of insects and crustaceans have an edge when it comes to peripheral vision, light ...

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Power cut: Engineers create a wireless charger you can easily cut to shape

Researchers from the University of Tokyo developed a new system to charge electronic devices such as smartphones and smartwatches wirelessly. The method involves a cuttable, flexible power transfer ...

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