News tagged with nanowires

Tiny wires a step towards photonic chip

(PhysOrg.com) -- Australian researchers have engineered one of the world’s smallest ever nanowires for the next generation of telecommunication technology, bringing them one step closer to the holy grail of optics – ...

dateSep 19, 2011 in Nanophysics
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Why carbon nanotubes spell trouble for cells

It's been long known that asbestos spells trouble for human cells. Scientists have seen cells stabbed with spiky, long asbestos fibers, and the image is gory: Part of the fiber is protruding from the cell, ...

dateSep 18, 2011 in Bio & Medicine
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