Advanced Materials

Silicon oxide memories transcend a hurdle

A Rice University laboratory pioneering memory devices that use cheap, plentiful silicon oxide to store data has pushed them a step further with chips that show the technology's practicality.

dateJul 09, 2013 in Nanophysics
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3D printing tiny batteries

( —3D printing can now be used to print lithium-ion microbatteries the size of a grain of sand. The printed microbatteries could supply electricity to tiny devices in fields from medicine to communications, including ...

dateJun 18, 2013 in Nanophysics
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Spiders know the meaning of web music

Spider silk transmits vibrations across a wide range of frequencies so that, when plucked like a guitar string, its sound carries information about prey, mates, and even the structural integrity of a web.

dateJun 03, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Nanoparticles, made to order—inside and out

A new coating technology developed at MIT, combined with a novel nanoparticle-manufacturing technology developed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, may offer scientists a way to quickly mass-produce tailored ...

dateJul 02, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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