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Researchers find that disorder is key to nanotube mystery

So far, no one has managed to explain why, at the molecular level, a stable liquid would want to confine itself to such a small area. Now, using a novel method to calculate the dynamics of water molecules, Caltech researchers believe they have solved the mystery. It turns out that entropy, a measurement of disorder, has been the missing key.

Posted: Aug 12th, 2011

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Super-Mikroskop misst Schwingungen von Elektronen

Ein neuartiges High-Tech-Mikroskop haben Forscher aus Bielefeld, Kaiserslautern und Wuerzburg entwickelt: Es stellt Objekte millionenfach vergroessert und Bewegungen um eine Million Milliarden Mal verlangsamt dar.

Posted: Aug 12th, 2011

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Stick-on tattoos go electric

Micro-electronics, elegant design and existing tattoo tech combine to create a complex device that is far more than a novelty.

Posted: Aug 11th, 2011

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Where electrons get stuck in traffic

The thinnest wire in the world, made from pure gold, is being examined by physicists from the universities of Wuerzburg and Kassel. Its exceptional electrical conductivity is causing quite a stir: the electrons do not move freely through the wire, but like cars in stop-and-go traffic.

Posted: Aug 11th, 2011

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Structural consequences of nanolithography

Users from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Center for Nanophase Materials Science, working with the X-Ray Microscopy Group, have discovered structural effects accompanying the nanoscale lithography of ferroelectric polarization domains.

Posted: Aug 11th, 2011

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Physicists 'entangle' two atoms using microwaves for the first time

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have for the first time linked the quantum properties of two separated ions (electrically charged atoms) by manipulating them with microwaves instead of the usual laser beams, suggesting it may be possible to replace an exotic room-sized quantum computing "laser park" with miniaturized, commercial microwave technology similar to that used in smart phones.

Posted: Aug 10th, 2011

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Phone losing charge? Novel concept allows LCDs to recycle energy

We've all worried about the charge on our smartphone or laptop running down when we have no access to an electrical outlet. But new technology developed by researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science could finally help solve the problem.

Posted: Aug 10th, 2011

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New technique scales up nanofiber production

A new spin on an old technology will give scientists and manufacturers the ability to significantly increase their production of nanofibers, according to researchers at North Carolina State University.

Posted: Aug 10th, 2011

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