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Stretching Graphene

Stretching Graphene

Physicists from the University of California, Berkeley, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have recently presented an innovativew technique to utilize graphene, a pure carbon sheet used in the semiconductor industry. The new study offers ways to stretch graphene, making ...

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Solar Taxi Around the World

Solar Taxi Around the World

Swiss adventurer Louis Palmer set off on his promotional round-the-world trip last July, in order to call attention to global warming and existing solutions for oil independence. During his trip he has demonstrated the zero-emission, globe-trotting Solar Taxi to heads ...

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Cellular Diagnostics

A researcher from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has developed a process to transmit medical images via cellular phones. The development has the potential to provide sophisticated radiological diagnosis and treatment to the majority of the world’s population, who currently ...

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2 Candidates Sites for a 30m Telescope

2 Candidates Sites for a 30m Telescope

After completing a rigorous, detailed worldwide survey of candidate astronomical sites for the Thirty-Meter Telescope, the TMT Observatory Corporation board of directors is now considering two optional sites, one in each hemisphere. The first site is Cerro Armazones, which lies ...

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The Birth of the Cell Phone Microscope

The Birth of the Cell Phone Microscope

In a new project currently under way at the Blum Center for Developing Economies in Berkeley University, scientists are trying to convert the standard cellular phone camera into a clinical-quality microscope, with 5-50X magnification abilities. According to the researchers, cell-phone ...

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New Gecko-Inspired Synthetic Adhesive

New Gecko-Inspired Synthetic Adhesive

Researchers from Berkeley University have developed a new gecko-inspired synthetic adhesive tape. Unlike conventional adhesive tape, it does not stick when pressed onto a surface, but rather when it is slid over a surface. The tape was inspired by a ...

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Smaller Stars Help Bigger Stars Form

Smaller Stars Help Bigger Stars Form

According to a new theory proposed by astrophysicists from Princeton University and the University of California, Berkeley, massive stars form inside an interstellar cloud of gas and dust, with the “help” of smaller stars. The smaller stars, which are about ...

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