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Overcoming a major barrier to medical and other uses of microrockets and micromotors

An advance in micromotor technology akin to the invention of cars that fuel themselves from the pavement or air is opening the door to new medical and industrial uses for these tiny devices, scientists said today. Their update on development of the motors - so small that thousands would fit inside this 'o' - was part of the 245th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Posted: Apr 10th, 2013

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Suddenly magnetic

It came as a surprise: If tin atoms are arranged on a silicon substrate in a special way, the material becomes magnetic. University of Würzburg physicists have successfully conducted such an experiment. This research might open up a new way of processing information.

Posted: Apr 10th, 2013

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Peel-and-stick thin film solar cells

Hanyang University in collaboration with Stanford University has succeeded in fabricating peel-and-stick thin film solar cells (TFSCs). The Si wafer is clean and reusable. Moreover, as the peeled-off TFSCs from the Si wafer are thin, light-weight, and flexible, it can be attached onto any form or shape of surface like a sticker.

Posted: Apr 10th, 2013

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A better single-photon nanowire emitter for quantum cryptography

In a development that could make the advanced form of secure communications known as quantum cryptography more practical, University of Michigan researchers have demonstrated a simpler, more efficient single-photon emitter that can be made using traditional semiconductor processing techniques.

Posted: Apr 9th, 2013

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