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Sandwich chips combining the best of two technologies

Two Leibniz institutes broke new technological ground and successfully combined their - up to now separate - technology worlds. Due to their high performance the novel chips developed within the HiTeK project shall open up new applications.

Posted: Dec 18th, 2012

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Nanofibers clean sulfur from fuel

University of Illinois researchers developed mats of metal oxide nanofibers that scrub sulfur from petroleum-based fuels much more effectively than traditional materials. Such efficiency could lower costs and improve performance for fuel-based catalysis, advanced energy applications and toxic gas removal.

Posted: Dec 17th, 2012

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Nanoscale impulse radar measures depth of snow and ice

Snow is the be-all and end-all for alpine ski resorts. Now a tiny sensor has been developed to determine how much cold gold there is on the slopes and how much more should be produced. The sensor is based on Norwegian radar technology and is no larger than a match head.

Posted: Dec 17th, 2012

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Measuring flow using a tiny wobbling tube

One milligram per hour: fluid flow can be measured with great precision using a tiny 'wobbling' tube with a diameter of only 40 micrometres. Thanks to a new technique, the sensor, which makes use of the 'Coriolis effect', can be made even more compact.

Posted: Dec 17th, 2012

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Synchronized nanoscale oscillators may spur new devices

Synchronization phenomena are everywhere in the physical world - from circadian rhythms to side-by-side pendulum clocks coupled mechanically through vibrations in the wall. Researchers have now demonstrated synchronization at the nanoscale, using only light, not mechanics.

Posted: Dec 14th, 2012

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