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Touchless displays superseding touchscreens?

While touchscreens are practical, touchless displays would be even more so. That's because, despite touchscreens having enabled the smartphone's advance into our lives and being essential for us to be able to use cash dispensers ...

dateOct 02, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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Molecular nanoribbons as electronic highways

Physicists at Umeå University have, together with researchers at UC Berkeley, USA, developed a method to synthesise a unique and novel type of material which resembles a graphene nanoribbon but in molecular form. This material ...

dateOct 01, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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Motorized nanocar powered by light

Constructing nanomachines that move controllably across surfaces has the potential to enable researchers to build structures on the nanoscale from the bottom up, but is challenging on several fronts. How such a device can ...

dateSep 30, 2015 in Nanophysics
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Molecular motors: Pirouetting in the spotlight

German scientists have developed a new class of molecular motors that rotate unidirectionally at speeds of up to 1 kHz when exposed to sunlight at room temperature. This unique combination of features opens up novel applications ...

dateSep 29, 2015 in Nanophysics
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