News tagged with voltage

New 'soft' motor made from artificial muscles

The electrostatic motor, used more than 200 years ago by Benjamin Franklin to rotisserie a turkey, is making a comeback in a promising new design for motors that is light, soft, and operates without external electronic controllers.

dateFeb 15, 2012 in General Physics
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Smaller, cheaper cell phones possible

( -- Ph.D. candidate Sataporn Pornpromlikit played a critical role in research at UC San Diego that made a big impact at a recent conference, and might provide manufacturers with the means for making cell phones ...

dateJul 31, 2009 in Semiconductors
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Sound waves precisely position nanowires

( —The smaller components become, the more difficult it is to create patterns in an economical and reproducible way, according to an interdisciplinary team of Penn State researchers who, using sound waves, can ...

dateJun 19, 2013 in Nanophysics
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Researchers develop battery-less chemical detector

( -- Unlike many conventional chemical detectors that require an external power source, Lawrence Livermore researchers have developed a nanosensor that relies on semiconductor nanowires, rather than traditional ...

dateApr 06, 2011 in Nanophysics
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