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Bio-inspired experimental nanomaterials

A new study sets out to explore the potential of three categories of bio-inspired materials, namely, adhesives, anti-adhesives, and materials designed to offer exceptional characteristics - particularly in terms of their strength-to-weight ratio.

Posted: Apr 2nd, 2014

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Printed Electronics Europe 2014 award winners

To recognize and award outstanding achievement to those involved in this rapidly growing business the annual Printed Electronics Awards are held each year. The annual awards were announced at the annual event this week in Berlin, Germany - Europe's leading event on the topic that brings together end users with suppliers.

Posted: Apr 1st, 2014

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A convenient way to selectively prepare germanium sulfide nanostructures

Researchers have found a convenient way to selectively prepare germanium sulfide nanostructures, including nanosheets and nanowires, that are more active than their bulk counterparts and could open the way to lower cost and safer optoelectronics, solar energy conversion and faster computer circuitry.

Posted: Apr 1st, 2014

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Electrical transmission at the atomic level

Scientists have developed a new approach to how signals might be transmitted at the atomic level. This could be especially important for realising logic structures with strictly defined functions on the basis of individual atoms, which in turn could find application in transistors or diodes.

Posted: Apr 1st, 2014

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Green engineering for waste management

A pilot plant for the anaerobic digestion of organic waste is going to be used for research in the field of biogas production using wastewater, sludge and organic waste from landfills and purification plants.

Posted: Apr 1st, 2014

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The first phononic crystal that can be altered in real time

Using an acoustic metadevice that can influence the acoustic space and can control any of the ways in which waves travel, engineers have demonstrated, for the first time, that it is possible to dynamically alter the geometry of a three-dimensional colloidal crystal in real time.

Posted: Apr 1st, 2014

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Physicists split and collide ultracold atom clouds

Physicists have pushed the frontiers of quantum technology by developing a steerable 'optical tweezers' unit that uses intense laser beams to precisely split minute clouds of ultracold atoms and to smash them together.

Posted: Mar 31st, 2014

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Nanofiber paper filter removes viruses

Researchers have developed a paper filter, which can remove virus particles with the efficiency matching that of the best industrial virus filters. The paper filter consists of 100 percent high purity cellulose nanofibers, directly derived from nature.

Posted: Mar 31st, 2014

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