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Miracle material: Graphene

(PhysOrg.com) -- In the 19th century novel, Flatland, by Edward A. Abbott, residents of that fictional country exist in only two dimensions. Women are born as line segments, while men come in a range of geometric ...

May 19, 2011
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Electron 'sniper' targets graphene

Because of its intriguing properties graphene could be the ideal material for building new kinds of electronic devices such as sensors, screens, or even quantum computers.

Oct 25, 2012
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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 ...

Nov 14, 2012
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The secrets of octopus suckers

(Phys.org) —Research published today in the Royal Society journal Interface investigates how octopus suckers help them attach to surfaces and examines how artificial sucker-like materials compare.

Nov 28, 2013
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