nanoscale Archive

DNAElectrically controlled DNA robot arm is 100,000 times faster – millisecond moves enable molecular factories

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Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a novel electric propulsion technology for nanorobots. It allows molecular machines to move a hundred thousand times faster than with the biochemical processes used to date. This makes nanobots fast …

3dLawrence Livermore unlocks 3D printing to smaller than 150 nanometer features

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have discovered novel ways to extend the capabilities of two-photon lithography (TPL), a high-resolution 3D printing technique capable of producing nanoscale features smaller than one-hundredth the width of a human hair. The findings unleashes …

bloodstream robotsProgress to human cell sized transforming robots made from atomically thin paper

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Microscale machines – equipped with electronic, photonic and chemical payloads – could become a powerful platform for robotics at the size scale of biological microorganisms. * prototypes three times larger than a red blood cell have been made * they …

nanoscaleIon beam controlled to etch single silicon atom depth

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Like sandblasting at the nanometer scale, focused beams of ions ablate hard materials to form intricate three-dimensional patterns. The beams can create tiny features in the lateral dimensions—length and width, but to create the next generation of nanometer-scale devices, the …

materialsNanometrically sized superelastic alloy

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The Department of Physics of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country researchers have explored superelasticity properties on a nanometric scale based on shearing an alloy’s pillars down to nanometric size. The researchers have found that below one micron in diameter …

grapheneGraphene Lid Revitalizes Photoemission electron microscopy Imaging technique

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capping liquids with graphene, an ultrathin sheet of pure carbon, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and their colleagues have revitalized and extended a powerful technique to image surfaces. The graphene lids enable researchers for the …

microscopeRRAM/PCM-Based Brain-Gates

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An international team from Milan Polytechnic, Italy and Micron, Boise Idaho provided an update on the their work using RRAMs for unsupervised learning. Unsupervised learning is the ability to learn and recognize random patterns. Supervised learning would be learning the …

gadgetsLess nuclear energy has meant higher costs, less clean energy overall and more deaths

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Michael Shellenberger explains how less nuclear energy has meant higher costs and less clean energy overall. * USA has shutdown nuclear plants prematurely because of lower natural gas costs * this has increased emissions of CO2 and air pollution * …

nanoscalePeter Thiel on Trump, Seasteading and making futures more like the Jetsons or Star Trek

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Peter Thiel has given strong support to Donald Trump. One could have predicted Mr. Thiel’s affinity for Mr. Trump by reading his 2014 book, “Zero to One,” in which he offers three prongs of his philosophy: 1) It is better …

carbon nanotubesUS soldiers will get improved grenade in 2020 and 35% lighter body armor

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The Army‘s Top modernization programs in 2016 range from a new hand grenade designed to be easier for lefthanders to throw to hydrogen-powered vehicles Improvements soldiers can look forward to include: * Enhanced Tactical Multi-Purpose (ET-MP) grenade. Engineers at Picatinny …