Tweezers Trap Nanotubes by Color

Singled-walled carbon nanotubes are graphene sheets wrapped into tubes, and are typically made up of various sizes and with different amounts of twist (also known as chiralities). Each type of nanotube has its own electronic ...

Toshiba Launches 256GB Solid State Drives with MLC

Toshiba today announced enhancements to its line-up of NAND-flash-based solid state drives (SSD) with the addition of an industry-leading 256-gigabyte (GB) SSD and the launch of a series of small-sized Flash Modules for netbook ...

Hybrid Nanoparticles Image and Treat Tumors

(PhysOrg.com) -- By combining a magnetic nanoparticle, a fluorescent quantum dot, and an anticancer drug within a lipid-based nanoparticle, a multi-institutional research team headed by members of the National Cancer Institute’s ...

Professors teach robot to 'play ball'

(PhysOrg.com) -- Baseball is elegant in its simplicity. Pitch a ball, hit the ball. Score more runs than your opponent and you win the game.

NASA Stardust Capsule To Go On Display At Smithsonian

(PhysOrg.com) -- Having returned the world's first particles from a comet, NASA's Stardust sample return capsule will join the collection of flight icons in the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington. The ...

New underwater robot can hover in place

(PhysOrg.com) -- MIT researchers have designed a new robotic underwater vehicle that can hover in place like a helicopter -- an invaluable tool for deepwater oil explorers, marine archaeologists, oceanographers and others.

Emissions rising faster this decade than last

The latest figures on the global carbon budget to be released in Washington and Paris today indicate a four-fold increase in growth rate of human-generated carbon dioxide emissions since 2000.

STERN rocket firing completed

(PhysOrg.com) -- The performance of unpiloted, reuseable spaceplanes could be significantly improved thanks to the completion of the Static Test Expansion/Deflection Rocket Nozzle (STERN) engine test programme.

HICO-RAIDS experiments ready for payload integration

The Hyperspectral Imager for the Coastal Ocean (HICO) and the Remote Atmospheric and Ionospheric Detection System (RAIDS), both developed at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), are ready for payload integration following ...

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