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A group of scientists has stumbled upon a previously unknown characteristic of silicon, one that could make for faster, optical computers.
By changing its shape and binding to consecutive parts of the tube's surface, these natural molecules are able to travel as far as a micrometer (1,000 nanometers) by taking steps of 8 nanometers at a time.
Scientists have made a big advance in building shapes out of the so-called building blocks of life.
Failure analysts show off the strange images they see in their microscopes. This image won the top prize in this year's IEEE competition.
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This is the latest in a series of ingestable computers that tracks how patients take prescribed medications.
Fortune magazine reports: It's a better conductor. It's transparent. It's lightweight. It's strong. It's flexible and elastic. Can it change the electronics business?
picture of water drop
In honor of World Water Day, Nano.gov is releasing new podcasts and Nano Nuggets on nanotechnology’s role in providing clean water.
NREL researchers made 'black silicon'-- nano-islands of silver on a silicon wafer with billions of holes-- that reduces light reflection allowing for greater energy capture.
The material comprises long, randomly entangled polymer chains containing silicon, oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon atoms mixed with an iron salt.

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