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When Nano May Not Be Nano

(PhysOrg.com) -- The same properties of nanoparticles that make them so appealing to manufacturers may also have negative effects on the environment and human health. However, little is known which particles may be harmful. ...

dateSep 13, 2009 in Bio & Medicine
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Single-photon detector can count to four

Engineers have shown that a widely used method of detecting single photons can also count the presence of at least four photons at a time. The researchers say this discovery will unlock new capabilities in physics labs working ...

dateDec 15, 2017 in Quantum Physics
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Robotic motion planning in real-time

Once they've mastered the skills of toddlerhood, humans are pretty good at what roboticists call "motion planning"—reaching around obstacles to precisely pick up a soda in a crowded fridge, or slipping their hands around ...

dateJun 20, 2016 in Robotics
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