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Could Graphene Replace Semiconductors?

(PhysOrg.com) -- “People want a faster computer chip,” Philip Kim tells PhysOrg.com. “And it needs to be smaller. But in order to increase the speed of the chip, or to get it smaller, we are approaching a point where ...

Sep 08, 2008 4.6 / 5 (42) 3 feature

An Invisible Cloak for Magnetism

The subject of metamaterials is mad science at its finest – researchers trying to create materials with properties that don’t exist in nature, and that cannot be made with ordinary atoms.

Mar 31, 2008 4.5 / 5 (79) 11 feature

Sticky Tape Inspired by Insect Feet

Scientists have designed an extremely sticky patterned adhesive, which is twice as sticky as flat tapes used for similar purposes. The new glue-free adhesive can also stick to dusty surfaces better, can be ...

Nov 05, 2007 4.6 / 5 (66) 3 feature