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Research show mechanism behind wear at the atomic scale

(Phys.org)—Wear is a fact of life. As surfaces rub against one another, they break down and lose their original shape. With less material to start with and functionality that often depends critically on shape and surface ...

Nanotech device mimics dog's nose to detect explosives

(Phys.org)—Portable, accurate, and highly sensitive devices that sniff out vapors from explosives and other substances could become as commonplace as smoke detectors in public places, thanks to researchers at University ...

'Nanoresonators' might improve cell phone performance

(Phys.org)—Researchers have learned how to mass produce tiny mechanical devices that could help cell phone users avoid the nuisance of dropped calls and slow downloads. The devices are designed to ease congestion over the ...

Quantum bar magnets in a transparent salt

Scientists have managed to switch on and off the magnetism of a new material using quantum mechanics, making the material a test bed for future quantum devices.

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