Is glass a true solid?

Is glass a true solid?


February 27, 2015    Nanowerk

(Nanowerk News) Does glass ever stop flowing? Researchers at the University of Bristol and Kyoto University have combined computer simulation and information […]

Gold ‘nano-drills’

Gold ‘nano-drills’


February 27, 2015    Nanowerk

(Nanowerk News) Spherical gold particles are able to ‘drill’ a nano-diameter tunnel in ceramic material when heated. This is an easy and […]

Stable long term operation of graphene devices achieved

Stable long term operation of graphene devices achieved


February 25, 2015    Nanowerk

(Nanowerk News) Graphene based devices have shown outstanding electrical and optical performances. However, the properties of graphene devices are extremely sensitive to […]

Robot scientist ‘Eve’ could boost search for new drugs

Robot scientist ‘Eve’ could boost search for new drugs


February 25, 2015    Nanowerk

(Nanowerk News) A team from the Universities of Manchester, Cambridge and Aberystwyth has demonstrated the potential of artificial intelligence by using Eve […]

Fine motor skills for robotic hands

Fine motor skills for robotic hands


February 25, 2015    Nanowerk

(Nanowerk News) Tying shoelaces, stirring coffee, writing letters, playing the piano. From the usual daily routine to demanding activities: Our hands are […]

Upgraded Atlas robot to go wireless as the stakes are raised for the DARPA Robotics Challenge finals (w/video)

Upgraded Atlas robot to go wireless as the stakes are raised for the DARPA Robotics Challenge finals (w/video)


February 23, 2015    Nanowerk

(Nanowerk News) A total of $3.5 million in prizes will now be awarded to the top three finishers in the DARPA Robotics […]

Graphene brings quantum effects to electronic circuits

Graphene brings quantum effects to electronic circuits


February 23, 2015    Nanowerk

(Nanowerk News) Research by scientists attached to the EC’s Graphene Flagship has revealed a superfluid phase in ultra-low temperature 2D materials, creating […]

Transparent artificial nacre: A brick wall at the nanoscale

Transparent artificial nacre: A brick wall at the nanoscale


February 23, 2015    Nanowerk

(Nanowerk News) Natural materials have extraordinary mechanical properties, which are based on sophisticated arrangements and combinations of multiple building blocks. One key […]

Smart keyboard cleans and powers itself – and can tell who you are

Smart keyboard cleans and powers itself – and can tell who you are


February 22, 2015    Nanowerk

(Nanowerk News) In a novel twist in cybersecurity, scientists have developed a self-cleaning, self-powered smart keyboard that can identify computer users by […]

Better metal contact improves two-dimensional transistor performance

Better metal contact improves two-dimensional transistor performance


February 22, 2015    Nanowerk

(Nanowerk News) Two-dimensional (2D) materials such as molybdenum-disulfide (MoS2) are attracting much attention for future electronic and photonic applications ranging from high-performance […]

The path to artificial photosynthesis

The path to artificial photosynthesis


February 20, 2015    Nanowerk

(Nanowerk News) Scientists at the Helmholtz Center for Materials and Energy (HZB) in collaboration with the School of Chemistry and ARC Centre […]

Decorative and flexible solar panels become part of interior design and the appearance of objects

Decorative and flexible solar panels become part of interior design and the appearance of objects


February 18, 2015    Nanowerk

(Nanowerk News) VTT Technical Centre of Finland has developed and utilized a mass production method based on printing technologies allowing the manufacturing […]

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