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The First Quantum Machine

December 20th, 2010 · No Comments

Science’s Breakthrough of the Year: The First Quantum MachineScienceDaily (Dec. 17, 2010) — Until this year, all human-made objects have moved according to the laws of classical mechanics. Back in March, however, a group of researchers designed a gadget that moves in ways that can only be described by quantum mechanics — the set of […]

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Biological computers

December 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Biological Computers: Genetically Modified Cells Communicate Like Electronic Circuits ScienceDaily (Dec. 14, 2010) — Genetically modified cells can be made to communicate with each other as if they were electronic circuits. Using yeast cells, a group of researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, has taken a groundbreaking step towards being able to build complex […]

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Electrowetting Breakthrough

November 22nd, 2010 · No Comments

Electrowetting Breakthrough May Lead to Disposable E-Readers Fast Enough for Video ScienceDaily (Nov. 22, 2010) — A breakthrough in a University of Cincinnati engineering lab could clear the way for a low-cost, even disposable, e-reader. Electrical Engineering Professor Andrew Steckl’s research into an affordable, yet high-performance, paper-based display technology is being featured this week as […]

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Harvesting solar energy from pavements

November 11th, 2010 · No Comments

Researchers Aim to Harvest Solar Energy from Pavement to Melt Ice, Power Streetlights ScienceDaily (Nov. 10, 2010) — The heat radiating off roadways has long been a factor in explaining why city temperatures are often considerably warmer than nearby suburban or rural areas. Now a team of engineering researchers from the University of Rhode Island […]

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Solar-Thermal Projects Take Off

November 1st, 2010 · No Comments

In California’s Mojave Desert, Solar-Thermal Projects Take Off By year’s end, regulators are expected to approve a host of solar energy projects in California that could eventually produce as much electricity as several nuclear plants. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, John Woolard, the CEO of the company that has begun construction on the […]

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Advance in electronics

October 31st, 2010 · No Comments

Advance Could Change Modern Electronics ScienceDaily (Oct. 31, 2010) — Researchers at Oregon State University have solved a quest in fundamental material science that has eluded scientists since the 1960s, and could form the basis of a new approach to electronics.

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A “spin computer”

October 18th, 2010 · No Comments

Physicists Pave the Way for Graphene-Based Spin Computer; First to Achieve ‘Tunneling Spin Injection’ ScienceDaily (Oct. 13, 2010) — Physicists at the University of California, Riverside have taken an important step forward in developing a “spin computer” by successfully achieving “tunneling spin injection” into graphene.

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New Standard in 3-D Ears

October 18th, 2010 · No Comments

Measurement Scientists Set a New Standard in 3-D Ears ScienceDaily (Oct. 17, 2010) — Scientists at the UK’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have developed a means of representing a 3D model ear, to help redefine the standard for a pinna simulator (the pinna is the outer part of the ear) — used to measure sound […]

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Single Electron Reader

September 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Single Electron Reader Opens Path for Quantum Computing ScienceDaily (Sep. 26, 2010) — A team led by engineers and physicists at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia, have developed one of the key building blocks needed to make a quantum computer using silicon: a “single electron reader.”

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Solar Cells Thinner Than Wavelengths of Light

September 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Solar Cells Thinner Than Wavelengths of Light Hold Huge Power Potential ScienceDaily (Sep. 27, 2010) — Ultra-thin solar cells can absorb sunlight more efficiently than the thicker, more expensive-to-make silicon cells used today, because light behaves differently at scales around a nanometer (a billionth of a meter), say Stanford engineers. They calculate that by properly […]

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Human-Powered Ornithopter

September 23rd, 2010 · No Comments

Human-Powered Ornithopter Becomes First Ever to Achieve Sustained Flight

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Organic Batteries

September 15th, 2010 · No Comments

Electron Switch Between Molecules Points Way to New High-Powered Organic Batteries ScienceDaily (Sep. 15, 2010) — The development of new organic batteries — lightweight energy storage devices that work without the need for toxic heavy metals — has a brighter future now that chemists have discovered a new way to pass electrons back and forth […]

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Funneling Solar Energy

September 14th, 2010 · No Comments

Funneling Solar Energy: Antenna Made of Carbon Nanotubes Could Make Photovoltaic Cells More Efficient

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Self-Assembling Photovoltaic Technology

September 6th, 2010 · No Comments

New Self-Assembling Photovoltaic Technology Repairs Itself ScienceDaily (Sep. 5, 2010) — Plants are good at doing what scientists and engineers have been struggling to do for decades: converting sunlight into stored energy, and doing so reliably day after day, year after year. Now some MIT scientists have succeeded in mimicking a key aspect of that […]

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Microrobots

September 4th, 2010 · No Comments

Miniature Auto Differential Helps Tiny Aerial Robots Stay Aloft ScienceDaily (Sep. 3, 2010) — Microrobots could be used for search and rescue, agriculture, environmental monitoringEngineers at Harvard University have created a millionth-scale automobile differential to govern the flight of minuscule aerial robots that could someday be used to probe environmental hazards, forest fires, and other […]

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Artificial Kidney

September 3rd, 2010 · No Comments

Model for Implantable Artificial Kidney to Replace Dialysis Unveiled ScienceDaily (Sep. 2, 2010) — UCSF researchers have unveiled a prototype model of the first implantable artificial kidney, in a development that one day could eliminate the need for dialysis.

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Artificial nose

August 23rd, 2010 · No Comments

DNA Puts Chemists on Scent of Better Artificial Nose ScienceDaily (Aug. 23, 2010) — A new approach to building an “artificial nose” — using fluorescent compounds and DNA — could accelerate the use of sniffing sensors into the realm of mass production and widespread use, say Stanford chemists. If their method lives up to its […]

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Nanoscale medicine

August 22nd, 2010 · No Comments

Nanoscale DNA Sequencing Could Spur Revolution in Personal Health Care ScienceDaily (Aug. 21, 2010) — In experiments with potentially broad health care implications, a research team led by a University of Washington physicist has devised a method that works at a very small scale to sequence DNA quickly and relatively inexpensively.

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MRSA-Killing Paint

August 17th, 2010 · No Comments

MRSA-Killing Paint Created ScienceDaily (Aug. 17, 2010) — Building on an enzyme found in nature, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have created a nanoscale coating for surgical equipment, hospital walls, and other surfaces which safely eradicates methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), the bacteria responsible for antibiotic resistant infections.

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Drugs Encased in Nanoparticles

August 16th, 2010 · No Comments

Drugs Encased in Nanoparticles Travel to Tumors on the Surface of Immune-System Cells ScienceDaily (Aug. 16, 2010) — Clinical trials using patients’ own immune cells to target tumors have yielded promising results. However, this approach usually works only if the patients also receive large doses of drugs designed to help immune cells multiply rapidly, and […]

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Emotions, an added dimension

August 11th, 2010 · No Comments

Robots/emotions The objection points to the reality: emotions are an added dimension to causal machines. Will they might have causal substrate themselves, the question of action and emotion is not so simple as conventional science might indicate.

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Robots develop emotions

August 10th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Robots Created That Develop Emotions in Interaction With Humans ScienceDaily (Aug. 9, 2010) — The first prototype robots capable of developing emotions as they interact with their human caregivers and expressing a whole range of emotions have been finalised by researchers.

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Cloaking tech

August 6th, 2010 · No Comments

Invisibility Cloak Advance: New Findings Promising for ‘Transformation Optics’ ScienceDaily (Aug. 5, 2010) — Researchers have overcome a fundamental obstacle in using new “metamaterials” for radical advances in optical technologies, including ultra-powerful microscopes and computers and a possible invisibility cloak.

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Thought-Controlled Prosthetic Limb

August 5th, 2010 · No Comments

Thought-Controlled Prosthetic Limb System to Be Tested on Human Subjects ScienceDaily (Aug. 4, 2010) — The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded a contract for up to $34.5 million to The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Md., to manage the development and testing of the Modular Prosthetic Limb […]

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