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A new way to make microstructured surfaces

A team of researchers has created a new way of manufacturing microstructured surfaces that have novel three-dimensional textures. These surfaces, made by self-assembly of carbon nanotubes, could exhibit a ...

dateJul 30, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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Colleges say federal cuts could cause brain drain

At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, faculty fret about the future of the school's Plasma Science and Fusion Center. Thirty miles (fifty kilometers) away, administrators at the state university campus ...

dateMar 17, 2013 in Other
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'Anklebot' helps determine ankle stiffness

For most healthy bipeds, the act of walking is seldom given a second thought: One foot follows the other, and the rest of the body falls in line, supported by a system of muscle, tendon, and bones.

dateOct 24, 2013 in Engineering
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Fully functional loudspeaker is 3-D printed

(Phys.org) —Cornell researchers have 3-D printed a working loudspeaker, seamlessly integrating the plastic, conductive and magnetic parts, and ready for use almost as soon as it comes out of the printer.

dateDec 13, 2013 in Engineering
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Heat-conducting plastic developed

The spaghetti-like internal structure of most plastics makes it hard for them to cast away heat, but a University of Michigan research team has made a plastic blend that does so 10 times better than its conventional ...

dateNov 25, 2014 in Polymers
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