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21st June 2019

New computer memory device uses 100 times less energy than DRAM

Researchers have described a new electronic memory device able to record or delete data using 100 times less energy than DRAM and 1,000 times less than Flash.

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4th June 2019

Microrobots deliver stem cells to targeted tissue

Previous research has demonstrated tiny robots, or microrobots, guided through blood vessels by magnetic fields to deliver drug therapies. Now a new study has achieved the same feat while carrying stem cells.

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25th April 2019

Scientists create first billion-atom biomolecular simulation

Detailed models can reveal new insight into the 3-D structures of genes and the role of 3-D organisation in gene function.

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10th March 2019

Micro robots can be injected through hypodermic needle

Researchers have harnessed the latest nanofabrication techniques to create bug-shaped robots that are wirelessly powered, able to walk, able to survive harsh environments and tiny enough to be injected through a needle.

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9th March 2019

New optical imaging system could spot tiny tumours

Researchers have demonstrated a new optical imaging system that could enable the discovery of tiny tumours, as small as 200 cells in size, deep within the body.

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3rd March 2019

Nanoparticle injections create infrared vision

Scientists report the creation of mice with infrared vision, using nanoparticles injected into their eyes. The treatment could one day work in humans.

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20th February 2019

Graphene-based wearables for health monitoring

The Graphene Flagship – one of the EU's biggest research projects – is presenting over 20 graphene-based prototypes at Mobile World Congress.

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25th January 2019

Breakthrough in fabricating nanochips

In the quest for smaller, faster 2D processors, researchers have developed a new thermal lithography process with potential for mass production at higher quality and lower cost.

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10th January 2019

World's first terabyte SD card

The first SD card with a storage capacity of 1 terabyte (TB) has been announced by Lexar.

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14th November 2018

World's first 7nm GPUs

Chip giant AMD has unveiled the world's first 7 nanometre GPUs, offering a 58% improvement in transistor density.

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12th November 2018

Nanobots propelled through eye tissue

For the first time, scientists have developed nano-scale vehicles that can move through dense tissue like the vitreous humour of the eye.

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9th October 2018

Intel reveals 9th generation CPUs

Chipmaker Intel has revealed a new desktop lineup, which includes the world's best ever gaming processor, a 28-core workstation powerhouse and up to 5.0 GHz single-core turbo frequency.

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11th September 2018

Graphene enables clock rates in the terahertz range

Graphene – an ultrathin material consisting of a single layer of interlinked carbon atoms – is considered a promising candidate for the nanoelectronics of the future. In theory, it should allow clock rates up to a thousand times faster than today’s silicon-based electronics.

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5th September 2018

Nanobot swarming behaviour demonstrated by Chinese scientists

Researchers in Hong Kong report a new way of controlling nanobots, using swarm behaviours to do complex tasks in minimally invasive surgeries.

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21st August 2018

New alloy is 100 times more durable than high-strength steel

Scientists have revealed a platinum-gold alloy believed to be the most wear-resistant metal in the world.

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