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'Microring' device could aid in future optical technologies

Researchers at Purdue University and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have created a device small enough to fit on a computer chip that converts continuous laser light into numerous ultrashort pulses, a technology that might have applications in more advanced sensors, communications systems and laboratory instruments.

Oct 19th, 2011

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Manufacturing goes viral

Researchers coax viruses to assemble into synthetics with microstructures and properties akin to those of corneas, teeth and skin.

Oct 19th, 2011

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Register now for Nanoinformatics 2011

Nanoinformatics 2011 will bring together informatics experts, nanotechnology researchers, and other stakeholders and potential contributors to advance Nanoinformatics 2020 Roadmap goals. The workshop will set a clear path for Nanoinformatics participants through the presentation of projects and research, open discussions, and strategic planning sessions.

Oct 19th, 2011

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Glowing beacons reveal hidden order in dynamical systems

A dynamical system in which repeated measurements on a single particle yield the same mean result as a single measurement of the whole ensemble is said to be ergodic. The ergodic theorem expresses a fundamental physical principle, and its validity for diffusive processes has now been demonstrated.

Oct 19th, 2011

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