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Water Repellent Fabric

Water Repellent Fabric

Researchers at the University of Zurich have developed a new fabric that effectively repels water. Drops of water falling on the fabric form into spherical balls on the surface and fall off without making the fabric wet when as little ...

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2008 In Technology

2008 was a year packed with new technologies, innovations and discoveries – from a new billion-color display to advanced electric cars making their first appearance on the market. In this summary, we have gathered some of the most unique stories ...

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Titan 80-300 Super-Microscope

Titan 80-300 Super-Microscope

McMaster University in Canada has recently installed the most advanced and powerful electron microscope ever built, named Titan 80-300, which is capable of unprecedented resolution. The microscope’s purposes include medical research and the examination of various products at the nano ...

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Self-Repairing Aircraft

Self-Repairing Aircraft

Aerospace engineers at Bristol University have devised a new composite material for aircrafts that can self-repair. The new technique is based on hollow glass fibers that contain epoxy resin, which can be released into fractures created in the material. The ...

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Robots Waltz on a Pinhead

Researchers at the Donald Lab at Duke University have built miniature robots, only a few microns tall, capable of acting in concert to achieve collaborative tasks. This ability was recently demonstrated by orchestrating a dance to a Strauss Waltz between ...

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Making Nanotubes into Electric Circuits

Researchers at the University of Warwick’s Department of Chemistry have recently discovered a new way of producing carbon nanotubes from a highly sensitive ready made electric circuit. These ultramicroelectrodes may be particularly useful for the creation of ultra sensitive sensors ...

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Scientists Create Synthesized DNA

Scientists Create Synthesized DNA

DNA, which provides the genetic code for everything from bacteria to blue whales, is composed of combinations of just four units, or bases. Floyd Romesberg, a chemist at the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, along with his team of ...

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Nanosoccer – a Match under the Microscope

Nanosoccer – a Match under the Microscope

Hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the second Nanosoccer tournament is currently underway at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh. This year, only three teams are competing in the 2008 U.S. “RoboCup Open”, in which miniature ...

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NanoRadio – Smallest Radio Receiver in the World

NanoRadio – Smallest Radio Receiver in the World

A group of scientists led by Alex Zettl, a Physicist at the University of California, Berkeley, has developed a nanoscale radio, with a key circuitry consisting of a single carbon nanotube. Today, any wireless device, from cell phones to environmental ...

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Ford Going Nano

Ford Going Nano

Ford intends to use nanotechnology in order to improve fuel consumption and reduce vehicle weight. The company is currently developing a thin, thermally sprayed nano-coating that is both wear-resistant and much lighter than the cast iron liners that are being ...

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