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For Bulk Graphene, Add Detergent and Blend

The first graphene was made by pulling layers off of graphite using Scotch tape. Now, in keeping with the low-tech origins of the material, a team at Trinity College Dublin

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Nanostructures Offer Medical Images Without X-Rays

Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)have developed a recipe for creating a nearly perfect compound semiconductor that could lead to more efficient photovoltaics, safe and high-resolution biological

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What Does an Atom Sound Like?

Scientists have figured out how to interact with an artificial atom using sound. While other teams have connected tiny membranes or strings to atoms, this is the first time they’ve

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Iridescent Wings Inspire Counterfeit-Proof Tech

To stop identity thieves and counterfeiters, a group of researchers is looking for inspiration from an unlikely source: butterflies. In order to attract a mate, the male Pierella luna butterfly

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Breakthrough: DNA ‘Wire’ Carries Electric Current

The promise of molecular electronics gets hoisted up the flagpole periodically, but now an international team of researchers based out of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem claim to have made

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Death Ray ‘Spasers’ Kill Cancer

Encircling tumors with a phalanx of miniature lasers could offer a new way to battle cancer, a team of Australian researchers is proposing. Technically, the proposed device isn’t really a

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High-Tech Mirror Beams Heat Into Space

Conventional cooling is all about moving heat from a place where you don’t want it to a place that you care about slightly less. Your refrigerator, for example, cools itself