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nanostructures

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Microscale Monet is world's tiniest full-colour painting

A painting by impressionist Claude Monet has been reproduced in full colour in the microscale, thanks to a new technique that allows a palette of 300 colours.

By Jul. 3, 2014

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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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DNA seen directly through a microscope for the first time

Researchers have been able to view a strand of DNA through an electron microscope by stringing it between microscopic silicon pillars.

By Nov. 28, 2012

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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