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Are electron tweezers possible? Apparently so

(PhysOrg.com) -- Not to pick up electrons, but tweezers made of electrons. A recent paper by researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Virginia (UVA) demonstrates that ...

dateNov 09, 2011 in General Physics
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Towards controlled dislocations

Crystallographic defects or irregularities (known as dislocations) are often found within crystalline materials. Two main types of dislocation exist: edge and screw type. However, dislocations found in real ...

dateOct 20, 2014 in Materials Science
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Researchers produce ultra-light aerogel

A research team headed by Professor Gao Chao have developed ultra-light aerogel – it breaks the record of the world's lightest material with surprising flexibility and oil-absorption. This progress is published ...

dateMar 25, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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Plastic: The new energy source

QUT's research to develop cheap plastic solar cells to charge mobile phones and other electronic devices has been boosted with the installation of one of the most powerful nanotechnology microscopes in the ...

dateSep 02, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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Superman-strength bacteria produce gold

At a time when the value of gold has reached an all-time high, Michigan State University researchers have discovered a bacterium's ability to withstand incredible amounts of toxicity is key to creating 24-karat ...

dateOct 02, 2012 in Biochemistry
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Emerging from the vortex

Whether a car or a ball, the forces acting on a body moving in a straight line are very different to those acting on one moving in tight curves. This maxim also holds true at microscopic scales. As such, a ...

dateFeb 17, 2012 in General Physics
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Snap-proof space tether

(Phys.org) —Space tethers hold intriguing potential for satellite manoeuvring, attitude control and even power generation. But about half of all orbital tether tests have either failed to deploy or snapped, ...

dateApr 02, 2013 in Space Exploration
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