16 Results for

nanostructures

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A 360TB disc that holds data for more than 1 million years?

A major breakthrough in storage technology could dramatically change our perception of data preservation.

By Jul. 10, 2013

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Turkey skin inspires toxin-detecting biosensor

Bioengineers at UC Berkeley say their smartphone-enabled sensor can detect volatile chemicals by mimicking the color-changing abilities of turkeys, who can shift dramatically from reds to blues to whites.

By Jan. 21, 2014

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Scientists inch closer to building a drug-delivering nanorobot

Researchers say their proof-of-concept is a major step toward designing a nanocage that carries medicine around the body and targets specific diseased cells.

By Dec. 3, 2013

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Skin-like sensor flexible enough for prosthetic limbs

The new sensor's key element is a transparent film of carbon nano-springs, created by spraying nanotubes onto a thin layer of silicone, enabling the sensor to stretch and bounce back sans wrinkles.

By Oct. 24, 2011

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'Graphene foam' sensor sniffs out bombs

This porous material is far more sensitive than the current sensors used by bomb squads to identify gases from nitrogen-based explosives. It also detects leaks of dangerous industrial gases.

By Nov. 28, 2011

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IBM looks to DNA to sustain Moore's Law

As chip geometries get infinitesimally small, IBM is looking to DNA to make manufacture of future chips feasible.

By Aug. 17, 2009

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MIT software could bring 'DNA origami' to the masses

New program helps predict complex 3D structures based on a given DNA template, opening the door to developing more targeted drug delivery systems, synthetic photocells, and more.

By Apr. 27, 2011

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Can lasers save the incandescent lightbulb?

A bright idea from University of Rochester researchers promises more efficiency from standard bulbs and may offer renewed competition with CFLs.

By Jun. 3, 2009

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Nanotech helps turn 'waste' heat into power

Will the heat from your car's exhaust pipe power your car's electronics? Researchers from Boston College and MIT claim a thermoelectric efficiency breakthrough.

By Mar. 20, 2008

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IBM eyes molecule 'anatomy' for future computers

IBM scientists have imaged the chemical structure of an individual molecule, which may lead to the construction of electronic building blocks on an atomic scale.

By Aug. 27, 2009