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A new way of making glass

(—A new way to make glass has been discovered by a collaboration of researchers at the Universities of Düsseldorf and Bristol using a method that controls how the atoms within a substance are arranged around each ...

dateNov 09, 2012 in Condensed Matter
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Assembly of nano-machines mimics human muscle

For the first time, an assembly of thousands of nano-machines capable of producing a coordinated contraction movement extending up to around ten micrometers, like the movements of muscular fibers, has been synthesized by ...

dateOct 23, 2012 in Nanophysics
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Paper-and-scissors technique rocks the nano world

Sometimes simplicity is best. Two Northwestern University researchers have discovered a remarkably easy way to make nanofluidic devices: using paper and scissors. And they can cut a device into any shape and size they want, ...

dateNov 14, 2012 in Nanophysics
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