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Creating Miracles with Polymeric Fibers

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Creating Miracles with Polymeric Fibers

““Polymers are very, very useful materials when it comes to modern applications.” Mohan Edirisinghe leads a team of researchers at University College London studying the fabrication of polymeric nanofibers and microfibers — very thin fibers made up of polymers. The group …

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Perfect conditions for precision nanostructures

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Perfect conditions for precision nanostructures

“Protein-folded DNA nanostructures offer a new building material for biotechnology. By using proteins that naturally bind and arrange DNA inside cells, a KAUST-led team has devised a plug-and-play strategy for building stable, custom-designed nanostructures. The versatile yet straightforward method …

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Reducing open-circuit voltage loss in organic solar cells

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Reducing open-circuit voltage loss in organic solar cells

“Researchers at Institute for Molecular Science in Japan report that organic solar cells (OSCs) with high mobility and highly crystalline donor (D) and acceptor (A) materials were able to reduce an open-circuit voltage (VOC) loss. The origin of the high …

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First Demonstration of a 1 Petabit per Second Network Node

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First Demonstration of a 1 Petabit per Second Network Node

“Gathering the latest advancements in optical fiber telecommunications technology towards practical petabit-class backbone networks The Network System Research Institute at the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT, President: Hideyuki Tokuda, Ph.D.) has developed and demonstrated the first …

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Weaving quantum processors out of laser light

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Weaving quantum processors out of laser light

“An international team of scientists from Australia, Japan and the United States has produced a prototype of a large-scale quantum processor made of laser light. Based on a design ten years in the making, the processor has built-in scalability that …

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Assembler robots make large structures from little pieces

Assembler robots make large structures from little pieces

“Systems of tiny robots may someday build high-performance structures, from airplanes to space settlements. Today’s commercial aircraft are typically manufactured in sections, often in different locations — wings at one factory, fuselage sections at another, tail components somewhere else — and …

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