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Better lasers for optical communications

A new laser procedure could boost optical fiber communications. This technique could become essential for the future expansion of the Internet. It also opens up new frontiers in basic research.

dateApr 12, 2011 in Nanophysics
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Where droplets gently touch a membrane

(PhysOrg.com) -- Little or nothing happens in cells without the involvement of the minute membrane vesicles: for example, vesicles act as recycling centres for cell waste, as detoxification stations and as ...

dateFeb 24, 2010 in General Physics
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Tiny robots get a grip on nanotubes

(PhysOrg.com) -- How do you handle the tiny components needed for constructing nanoscale devices? A European consortium has built two microrobotic demonstrators that can automatically pick up and install carbon nanotubes ...

dateAug 17, 2009 in Nanophysics
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Express tool for graphene quality control

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has collaborated with Chalmers University of Technology and Linköping University in Sweden to help develop a fast and inexpensive tool for quality control of graphene ...

dateAug 29, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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