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Second phase of the Nanoelectronics Research Initiative commences with $5 million in annual funding

Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced the second phase of the Nanoelectronics Research Initiative (NRI). For this phase, SRC and NIST will provide a combined $5 million in annual funding for three multi-university research centers tasked with demonstrating non-conventional, low-energy technologies that outperform current technologies on critical applications in 10 years and beyond.

Posted: May 8th, 2013

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Researcher construct invisibility cloak for thermal flow

By means of special metamaterials, light and sound can be passed around objects. KIT researchers now succeeded in demonstrating that the same materials can also be used to specifically influence the propagation of heat. A structured plate of copper and silicon conducts heat around a central area without the edge being affected.

Posted: May 8th, 2013

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Bacteria adapt and evade nanosilver's sting

Researchers have cautioned that more work is needed to understand how micro-organisms respond to the disinfecting properties of silver nano-particles, increasingly used in consumer goods, and for medical and environmental applications.

Posted: May 8th, 2013

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Electronics comes to paper

Paper, being a light and foldable raw material, is a cost-efficient and simple means of generating electrically conducting structures.

Posted: May 8th, 2013

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New appointment brings graphene closer to nanomedicine

The University of Manchester has announced the appointment of a world-leading academic, who is playing a pivotal role in nanomedicine - a growing field with potential to benefit patients suffering from neurodegenerative disease and cancer.

Posted: May 8th, 2013

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Quantum optics with microwaves

Physicists at ETH Zurich have demonstrated one of the quintessential effects of quantum optics - known as the Hong-Ou-Mandel effect - with microwaves, whose frequency is 100000 times lower than that of visible light. The experiment takes quantum optics into a new frequency regime and could eventually lead to new technological applications.

Posted: May 8th, 2013

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