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Groundbreaking optical device could enhance optical information processing, computers

At St. Paul's Cathedral in London, a section of the dome called the Whispering Gallery makes a whisper audible from the other side of the dome as a result of the way sound waves travel around the curved surface. Researchers have used the same phenomenon to build an optical device that may lead to new and more powerful computers that run faster and cooler.

Posted: Apr 6th, 2014

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To bridge LEDs' green gap, scientists think small - really small

Nanostructures half the breadth of a DNA strand could improve the efficiency of light emitting diodes, especially in the 'green gap', simulations have shown. Nanostructure LEDs made from indium nitride could lead to more natural-looking white lighting while avoiding some of the efficiency loss today's LEDs experience at high power.

Posted: Apr 4th, 2014

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Probing the next generation of 2D materials

Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) is part of a wider group of materials known as transition metal dichalcogenides and has been put forward by researchers as a potential building block for the next generation of low-cost electrical devices.

Posted: Apr 4th, 2014

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Tiny biomolecular tweezers studying force effect of cells

A new type of biomolecular tweezers could help researchers study how mechanical forces affect the biochemical activity of cells and proteins. The devices - too small to see without a microscope - use opposing magnetic and electrophoretic forces to precisely stretch the cells and molecules, holding them in position so that the activity of receptors and other biochemical activity can be studied.

Posted: Apr 3rd, 2014

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Sicher Arbeiten mit Nanomaterialien

Die Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung (DGUV) hat das neue Arbeitsschutz-Nano-Portal offiziell vorgestellt. Das Portal bietet aktuelle Informationen zur Arbeitssicherheit und neuartige, interaktive E-Learning Tools, die 'Nanoramen'.

Posted: Apr 3rd, 2014

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