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Nanotechnology e-whiskers as tactile sensors for robotics

From the world of nanotechnology we've gotten electronic skin, or e-skin, and electronic eye implants or e-eyes. Now we're on the verge of electronic whiskers. Researchers with Berkeley Lab and the University of California (UC) Berkeley have created tactile sensors from composite films of carbon nanotubes and silver nanoparticles similar to the highly sensitive whiskers of cats and rats.

Posted: Jan 21st, 2014

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Pushing the thermal limits of nanoscale SQUIDs

Researchers have introduced a new type of nanoscale SQUID based on optimised proximity effect bilayers. This consists of a noble metal (Au) layer as a thermal shunt which is integrated with a variable-thickness superconducting (Ti) layer. The noble metal layer helps control the superconducting transition temperature and the degree of heating in the device via the so-called superconducting proximity effect.

Posted: Jan 20th, 2014

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Frozen magnetic monopoles create new laboratory physics

Many of the most interesting things in nature are transient, or far-from-equilibrium. To discover the secrets of far from equilibrium states, physicists need simple yet appealing laboratory systems. Now, researchers have created just such a system in the magnetic material known as 'spin ice'.

Posted: Jan 20th, 2014

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Nanotechnology tools: DNA clamp to grab cancer before it develops

As part of an international research project, a team of researchers has developed a DNA clamp that can detect mutations at the DNA level with greater efficiency than methods currently in use. Their work could facilitate rapid screening of those diseases that have a genetic basis, such as cancer, and provide new tools for more advanced nanotechnology.

Posted: Jan 20th, 2014

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The power of microparticles

A discovery has the potential to transform the treatment of a heart attack, after a new approach boosted heart function and reduced heart scarring in preclinical studies.

Posted: Jan 20th, 2014

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