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3D printing of silicone components

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3D printing of silicone components

“ETH spin-off Spectroplast has developed a method to make silicone products using a 3D printer. The young company now plans to bring to market customised medical products such as hearing aids, breast prosthesis for breast cancer patients and eventually even …

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A battery-free sensor for underwater exploration

A battery-free sensor for underwater exploration

“Submerged system uses the vibration of “piezoelectric” materials to generate power and send and receive data. To investigate the vastly unexplored oceans covering most our planet, researchers aim to build a submerged network of interconnected sensors that send data to …

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A laser for penetrating waves

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A laser for penetrating waves

“Research team develops a new principle to generate terahertz radiation The “Landau-level laser” is an exciting concept for an unusual radiation source. It has the potential to efficiently generate so-called terahertz waves, which can be used to penetrate materials as …

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A single-photon source you can make at home

A single-photon source you can make at home

“Shining light through household bleach creates fluorescent quantum defects in carbon nanotubes for quantum computing and biomedical imaging. Quantum computing and quantum cryptography are expected to give much higher capabilities than their classical counterparts. For example, the computation power in …

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Arduino Sequencer

Arduino Sequencer

“For some decades I’m fascinated by mechanisms that create rhythms. My first sequencer was written in Flash 4. At the art academy they introduced me to Maxmsp and created both Lightbox Sequencers. Now I’m getting familiair using Arduino …

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