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Squeezing transistors really hard generates energy savings

If silicon is squeezed, this affects the freedom of movement of the electrons in this material. This can promote or restrict the flow of electrical current. Compare it to a garden hose. When you stand on it, less water comes out. But strangely enough, the flow of electrons in silicon actually increases when the material is compressed.

Dec 6th, 2013

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Group talks cyber, nanotechnology in Stockholm

Cyber and nanotechnologies took full focus for 26 of the Partnership for Peace Consortium's Emerging Security Challenges Working Group during a two-day workshop hosted at the Swedish National Defense College in Stockholm November 20-22.

Dec 6th, 2013

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2014 Biennial to explore nanotechnology as artistic medium

From Sept. 15 to Dec. 22, the 2014 Cornell Council for the Arts (CCA) Biennial, 'Intimate Cosmologies: The Aesthetics of Scale in an Age of Nanotechnology', will feature several events and principal projects by faculty and student investigators and guest artists.

Dec 5th, 2013

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Researchers create a nonlinear light-generating zero-index metamaterial

Researchers used a unique optical metamaterial with a refractive index of zero to generate 'phase mismatch-free nonlinear light', meaning the generated light waves move through the material gaining strength in all directions. This phase mismatch-free quality holds promise for quantum computing and networking, and future light sources based on nonlinear optics - the phenomena that occur when interactions with light modify a material's properties.

Dec 5th, 2013

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Added molecules allow metal-organic frameworks to conduct electricity

Scientists from NIST and Sandia National Laboratories have added something new to a family of engineered, high-tech materials called metal-organic frameworks: the ability to conduct electricity. Conductive MOFs have the potential for use in a variety of applications including sensors for detecting gases and toxic substances.

Dec 5th, 2013

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Scientists demonstrate infrared light modulation with graphene

Research scientists at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Electronics Science and Technology Division in collaboration with researchers at University at Buffalo-The State University of New York (SUNY) demonstrate the possibility for new optical devices using graphene for communications, imaging and signal processing.

Dec 5th, 2013

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A virtual wall for oily liquids

Researchers have developed a technique to form a virtual wall for oily liquids that will help confine them to a certain area, aiding researchers who are studying these complex molecules. This development will have future implications in the guided delivery of oil and effective blockage of oil spreading.

Dec 4th, 2013

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Ultrathin 'diagnostic skin' allows continuous patient monitoring

An international, multidisciplinary research team has developed an ultrathin membrane that can stick to skin and carry arrays of diagnostic sensors and stimulatory components. The 'electronic skin' allows remote patient monitoring and may someday be used to deliver treatments.

Dec 4th, 2013

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