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Josephson effect for photons observed in new optical system

The Josephson effect is the phenomenon of current flow across two weakly coupled superconductors, separated by a very thin insulating barrier. It has important applications in quantum-mechanical circuits, such as superconducting quantum interference devices.

Posted: Jan 20th, 2009

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Video: la nanotecnologia

Jordi Pascual, Director del Institut Catala de Nanotecnologia, y Nicolas Garcia, Director del laboratorio de Fisica de Sistemas pequenos y Nanotecnologia, nos acompanan en el plato para ver las posibilidades de esta ciencia tan prometedora.

Posted: Jan 20th, 2009

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Researchers develop microbot motors to swim through the bloodstream

A range of complex surgical operations necessary to treat stroke victims, confront hardened arteries or address blockages in the bloodstream are about to be made safer as researchers from the Micro/Nanophysics Research Laboratory at Australia?s Monash University put the final touches to the design of micro-motors small enough to be injected into the human bloodstream.

Posted: Jan 19th, 2009

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How and why materials crack

How and why materials crack is the subject of a research paper just published in the journal Nature by a team in Cambridge University's Department of Engineering.

Posted: Jan 19th, 2009

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Infra red spotlights crystal growth

The creation of a reproducible crystallisation process is a fundamental challenge to drug manufacturers, but a technique which provides real time detailed analyses of chemical processes could provide an answer.

Posted: Jan 19th, 2009

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Nanoink electronics from the printer

Electronic systems designed to perform simple functions, such as monitor the temperature on a yogurt pot, mustn't cost much: This is where printed electronics are at an advantage. Researchers are now significantly improving the properties of printed circuits.

Posted: Jan 19th, 2009

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Extremely flat fixtures for EUV exposure

Exposing silicon wafers to light during chip manufacture requires special fixtures called chucks. Novel electrostatic chucks made of glass ceramics are incredibly flat. This prevents structural distortions on the exposure mask and the silicon chip.

Posted: Jan 19th, 2009

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One step closer to 'smart dust' with biologically powered molecular forklifts

Algae is a livid green giveaway of nutrient pollution in a lake. Scientists would love to reproduce that action in tiny particles that would turn different colors if exposed to biological weapons, food spoilage or signs of poor health in the blood. Now, University of Florida engineering researchers have tapped the working parts of cells to clear a major hurdle to creating such 'smart dust'.

Posted: Jan 18th, 2009

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Nanotubes as cancer sensors in living cells

A multidisciplinary team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has developed carbon nanotubes that can be used as sensors for cancer drugs and other DNA-damaging agents inside living cells.

Posted: Jan 16th, 2009

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