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Static electricity can control nanoballoon actuator

Molecular sized machines could in the future be used to control important mechanisms in the body. In a recent study, researchers show how a nanoballoon comprising a single carbon molecule ten thousand times thinner than a human hair can be controlled electrostatically to switch between an inflated and a collapsed state.

Posted: Oct 12th, 2016

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'Weighing' atoms with electrons

Researchers used an advanced scanning transmission electron microscope to measure isotopes in nanometer-sized areas of a graphene sample. The same energetic electrons that form an image of the graphene structure can also eject one atom at a time due to scattering at a carbon nucleus.

Posted: Oct 11th, 2016

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Silkworms eating graphene spin silk twice as strong

Scientists fed the silkworms mulberry leaves coated in a solution that contained graphene in order to create the material. Applications for the material created include wearable electronics, durable fabrics and biodegradable medical implants.

Posted: Oct 11th, 2016

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New 3D design for mobile microbatteries

Researchers succeeded in improving the energy density of a rechargeable battery without increasing its size. This feat was achieved by developing a 3D structure made of microtubes, the first step towards producing a complete microbattery.

Posted: Oct 11th, 2016

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Lights, action, electrons!

Electrons are far too small and fast to be seen, even with the help of a light microscope. This has made measuring an electron's movement very difficult for the past century. However, new research has made this process much easier.

Posted: Oct 10th, 2016

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