News tagged with functionality

Graphene oxide 'paper' changes with strain

The same slip-and-stick mechanism that leads to earthquakes is at work on the molecular level in nanoscale materials, where it determines the shear plasticity of the materials, according to scientists at Rice University ...

dateJan 19, 2016 in Nanomaterials
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Nanodevice, build thyself

As we continue to shrink electronic components, top-down manufacturing methods begin to approach a physical limit at the nanoscale. Rather than continue to chip away at this limit, one solution of interest involves using ...

dateJan 14, 2016 in Nanophysics
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Robotic glove helps patients regain hand movements

Patients who have lost their hand functions due to injuries or nerve-related conditions, such as stroke and muscular dystrophy, now have a chance of restoring their hand movements by using a new lightweight and smart rehabilitation ...

dateJan 11, 2016 in Engineering
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Conductor turned insulator amid disorder

Some materials that are inherently disordered display unusual conductivity, sometimes behaving like insulators and sometimes like conductors. Physicists have now analysed the conductivity in a special class of disordered ...

dateDec 02, 2015 in Condensed Matter
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