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Self-powered devices possible, researcher says

Imagine a self-powering cell phone that never needs to be charged because it converts sound waves produced by the user into the energy it needs to keep running. It's not as far-fetched as it may seem thanks to the recent ...

dateDec 01, 2008 in Nanomaterials
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New property found in ancient mineral lodestone

Using the latest methods for nanofabrication, a team led by Rice University physicists has discovered a surprising new electronic property in one of the earliest-known and most-studied magnetic minerals on Earth -- lodestone, ...

dateDec 17, 2007 in Nanomaterials
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Graphene can be strengthened by folding

(PhysOrg.com) -- With a strength 200 times greater than that of steel, graphene is the strongest known material to exist. But now scientists have found that folding graphene nanoribbons into structures they ...

dateSep 20, 2011 in Nanomaterials feature
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Copying geckos’ toes

Geckos are famous for their ability to walk up walls and scamper across ceilings. The dry-adhesive surface of geckos’ toes has inspired many attempts to copy this ability in an artificial material. Isabel ...

dateSep 05, 2011 in Nanomaterials
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