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A future without cleaning

Self-cleaning windows, stain-resistant automobile interiors, graffiti-proof walls - there is a long list of things that we wish could have a surface to which dirt wouldn't stick.

Sep 3rd, 2015

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Organic 'computers' made of DNA could process data inside our bodies

We invariably imagine electronic devices to be made from silicon chips, with which computers store and process information as binary digits (zeros and ones) represented by tiny electrical charges. But it need not be this way: among the alternatives to silicon are organic mediums such as DNA.

Sep 3rd, 2015

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Lloyd's Register Foundation awards GBP9 million grants in nanotechnology

The Lloyd's Register Foundation has awarded grants totalling GBP 9 million to three international consortia in the field of nanotechnology. These grants support research and doctoral training that will support the Foundation's aims to advance engineering-related education and research and support work that enhances safety of life at sea, on land and in the air.

Sep 3rd, 2015

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Stick and slip

It has long been accepted that such a thin layer of lubrication between sliding surfaces alternates along with the cycles of sticking and slipping; it starts as a solid, turns to liquid in the slipping phase and then back to a solid when the surfaces stick once again. But a recent paper suggests this model is incorrect.

Sep 3rd, 2015

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