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Nanotubes' 'stuffing' as is

Researchers examined different types of carbon nanotubes' 'stuffing' and classified them according to the influence on the properties of the nanotubes.

Posted: Jun 2nd, 2016

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Dentin nanostructures - a super-natural phenomenon

Dentin is one of the most durable biological materials in the human body. Researchers were able to show that the reason for this can be traced to its nanostructures and specifically to the interactions between the organic and inorganic components.

Posted: Jun 2nd, 2016

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Programmable materials find strength in molecular repetition

Synthetic proteins based on those found in a variety of squid species' ring teeth may lead the way to self-healing polymers carefully constructed for specific toughness and stretchability that might have applications in textiles, cosmetics and medicine.

Posted: Jun 2nd, 2016

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Off the beaten track

An unusual silicon-rich alloy offers enhanced channeling of light for optical computer chips.

Posted: Jun 2nd, 2016

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Single-molecule nanocars taken for a rough ride

Researchers found in recent tests that driving their vehicles in ambient conditions - exposed to open air, rather than a vacuum - got dicey after a time because the hydrophobic single-molecule cars stuck to the 'road' and created what amounted to large speed bumps.

Posted: Jun 1st, 2016

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Actuators inspired by muscle

The new actuators could pave the way for entirely soft-bodied robots that are safer than their conventional rigid counterparts .

Posted: Jun 1st, 2016

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