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Nan-Oh-Canada

Measuring 32 atoms, Canadian scientists have created a maple leaf 10,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair.

Posted: Jun 27th, 2017

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Graphene and terahertz waves could lead the way to future communication

By utilizing terahertz waves in electronics, future data traffic can get a big boost forward. So far, the terahertz (THz) frequency has not been optimally applied to data transmission, but by using graphene, researchers have come one step closer to a possible paradigm shift for the electronic industry.

Posted: Jun 27th, 2017

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3-D-printed jars in ball-milling experiments

Recently, in situ observations of mechanochemical reactions have been achieved by X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy. Solid-state reactions can be directly tracked, revealing phase transitions and other material transformations during synthesis in a ball mill jar.

Posted: Jun 27th, 2017

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Atomic magnet curve balls

A twisted array of atomic magnets were driven to move in a curved path, a needed level of control for use in future memory devices.

Posted: Jun 27th, 2017

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Nanoparticles as food additives: improving risk assessment

The anticaking agent E551 silicon dioxide, or silica, has been used widely in the food industry over the past 50 years, and was long thought to be quite safe. Now, however, researchers have discovered that these nanoparticles can affect the immune system of the digestive tract.

Posted: Jun 27th, 2017

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