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Harvard creates beautiful, self-assembled nanoflowers to better understand nature

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The beautiful flowers that you see above, and dotted throughout the rest of this story, are around 25 micrometers tall and 10 micrometers wide. Even more impressively, these flowers self-assembled from three fairly normal chemical compounds. Rather than just an exercise in aesthetics, though, scientists hope these nanoflowers can improve...
Harvard creates beautiful, self-assembled nanoflowers to better understand nature
The missing switch: High-performance monolithic graphene transistors created
This new microbattery is interesting, but not as good as the hype

Your future hard drive might be grown with magnetic bacteria

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In the future, ultra-high-density non-volatile storage — such as hard drives — could be grown using magnetic bacteria.This breakthrough, shepherded by researchers from the University of Leeds in the UK and the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, relies on certain strains of bacteria that ingest iron, which is then...
Your future hard drive might be grown with magnetic bacteria
Ion-beam manufacturing halves production cost of PV panels

MIT fiber could be woven into glasses-free 3D displays, and battle cancer

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Electrical engineers and material scientists at MIT have created a fiber-borne laser that could be woven to form a flexible display that could project different 3D images in any number of directions, to any number of viewers.The new display fiber (it doesn’t seem to have an official name) works in...
MIT fiber could be woven into glasses-free 3D displays, and battle cancer

Researchers create incredibly thin solar cells flexible enough to wrap around a human hair

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You've probably heard that the sun is strong enough to power our planet many times over, but without a practical method of harnessing that energy, there's no way to take full advantage. An incredibly thin and light solar cell could go a long way to accomplishing that on a...
Researchers create incredibly thin solar cells flexible enough to wrap around a human hair

Researchers max out image resolution with 100,000 dots per inch printer

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Say hello to the future of high-resolution printing. Researchers at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) in Singapore have created a printer capable of spitting out images with 100,000 dots–per-inch resolution (dpi) – a big improvement over the 10,000 dpi in current inkjet printers. To do this, the researchers had to go small. Within each colored...
Researchers max out image resolution with 100,000 dots per inch printer

Solar panels made with ion cannon are cheap enough to challenge fossil fuels

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Twin Creeks, a solar power startup that emerged from hiding today, has developed a way of creating photovoltaic cells that are half the price of today’s cheapest cells, and thus within reach of challenging the fossil fuel empire. The best bit: Twin Creeks’ photovoltaic cells are created using a hydrogen...
Solar panels made with ion cannon are cheap enough to challenge fossil fuels

Intracranial nanowires: The basis of implanted brain-computer interfaces

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A knockout punch rotates the head so quickly that the brain, inside its cushioned fluid sanctum cannot keep up. The brain is compressed against the skull, shears away small blood vessels, and the boxer’s world collapses around him. The promise of brain-computer interfaces, or BCIs, depends upon intracranial electrodes which...
Intracranial nanowires: The basis of implanted brain-computer interfaces

3D printed biorobot will enter your gut to track and destroy toxins

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When researchers boast rather casually that making new variations of their invention is as simple as editing a CAD file, we might assume they are talking about a new sort of coffee mug, or perhaps a revolutionary spool for garden hose. Certainly such a simple and cost-effective design process could...
3D printed biorobot will enter your gut to track and destroy toxins
Scientists capture video of a thought being formed in a brain
"Highest possible resolution" color laser printing achieved in Singapore

Nano-machines built to mimic human muscle could help power cyborgs, keep the OSI budget down

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At today's prices, building a Six Million Dollar Man would cost around $31 million. Of course, being a TV show means the Office of Scientific Intelligence doesn't have too many bionic employees, but that might not the case in the future. Nicolas Giuseppone and a team at the Université...
Nano-machines built to mimic human muscle could help power cyborgs, keep the OSI budget down
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