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nanowires

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Nanowires give you heart of gold, literally

In the future, your heart could be repaired with gold nanowire cell patches.

By September 28, 2011

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Tiny rocket ships drive into human cells, could deliver drugs

Researchers at Penn State University explore the insides of our cells with nano-sized, rocket-shaped metal projectiles powered by sound.

By February 10, 2014

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Could nanowire skin help robots do the dishes?

UC Berkeley engineers have developed a low-power e-skin of touch-sensitive nanowire mesh that may help robots manipulate fragile objects.

By September 12, 2010

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New 'smart skin' so sensitive it rivals the real thing

Researchers say their experimental arrays sense pressure in the same range as the human fingertip, which could result in better bots and prosthetics.

By April 26, 2013

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Start-up Solasta seeks growth in solar nanowires

The company, now backed by Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers, is raising money for next-generation solar cell technology built around arrays of "nanocoax" wires.

By November 17, 2009

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Moore's Law: The rule that really matters in tech

In 1965, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore foresaw an inexorable rise in chip power that eventually delivered the computer to your pocket. While long in the tooth, Moore's prediction still has plenty of life in it. Here's why.

By October 15, 2012

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Smartphone battery life: 2 problems, 4 fixes (Smartphones Unlocked)

Battery life on smartphones is generally terrible, and everyone knows it. Here's why, and who is trying to fix it.

By September 3, 2012

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Blow here: New breathalyzer may screen for diabetes, lung cancer

Researchers hope to soon be able to test our breath for a wide range of "biomarkers" -- molecules that could indicate the presence of a particular disease.

By May 8, 2012

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'Green' solar cell is made from plants

To make super cheap solar cells, MIT researchers look to commandeer the process of photosynthesis in plants.

By February 2, 2012

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One-atom-tall wires could extend Moore's Law

A team of researchers has shown that it is possible to fabricate low-resistivity nanowires at the smallest scales imaginable by stringing together individual atoms in silicon.

By January 6, 2012