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28th November 2019

1,000-times-faster fabrication of atomic-scale computers

A new atomic-scale manufacturing method could enable ultra-efficient computers.

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11th November 2019

Metals that float on water could lead to "unsinkable" ships

Scientists have demonstrated a new technique for creating superhydrophobic metals, using femtosecond laser bursts to "etch" the surfaces and trap air.

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3rd November 2019

Nanotech solar cells boost efficiency by 10%

Researchers have developed a new film that is applied to solar cells, which combines nanocrystals and microlenses to capture infrared light. This can increase the solar energy conversion efficiency by 10% or more.

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2nd November 2019

New system captures CO2 at any concentration

A new carbon capture system has been demonstrated by MIT, which can work on the gas at almost any concentration using electrodes combined with carbon nanotubes.

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27th October 2019

World's smallest image sensor is just half a millimetre wide

A product by OmniVision has won the Guinness World Record for "Smallest Image Sensor Commercially Available" with a size of 0.575 mm x 0.575 mm.

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7th October 2019

Nanoscale 3D printing technique is 1,000 times faster

A new parallelised technique, known as femtosecond projection TPL, can 3D print nanoscale structures up to 1,000 times faster than conventional methods.

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7th August 2019

World's thinnest gold: 0.47 nanometres

Scientists in the UK have created a new form of gold just two atoms thick. In addition to being the thinnest unsupported gold ever produced, it functions 10 times more efficiently as a catalytic substrate than larger gold nanoparticles.

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28th June 2019

Nokia reveals next-generation battery with 2.5 times longer life

A new, innovative formula for battery composition makes batteries far more powerful, packing 2.5 times the life of anything currently on the market.

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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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