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18th January 2018

Ultra-thin memory device just one atomic layer thick

Engineers have designed a memory storage device only one atomic layer thick; a so-called 'atomristor'.

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15th January 2018

New method to map miniature brain circuits

Scientists have developed a new technique to map electrical circuits in the brain far more comprehensively than ever before.

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14th December 2017

NVIDIA launches graphics card with 110 teraflops of power

NVIDIA has unveiled the TITAN V – the most powerful graphics processing unit (GPU) ever made, equivalent to the world's 3rd fastest supercomputer in 2006.

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9th December 2017

100-fold increase in nanostructure complexity

Scientists at Harvard University have announced a 100-fold increase in the complexity of "DNA bricks" that can self-assemble into 3D nanostructures.

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4th December 2017

Breakthrough in optical computing

Researchers have announced a breakthrough in optical computing, with a 10,000-fold shrinkage in the distance over which light can interact.

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16th November 2017

New helium-resistant materials could make fusion energy a reality

Nanocomposite solids could protect the materials in fusion reactors from degradation.

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1st November 2017

New efficiency record for quantum dot solar cells

Researchers in the U.S. have set a new world efficiency record for quantum dot solar cells, at 13.4 percent.

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9th October 2017

Batteries that charge up to 20 times faster

A touch of asphalt may be the secret to high-capacity lithium metal batteries that charge up to 20 times faster than commercial lithium-ion batteries, according to scientists.

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25th September 2017

Engineers 3-D print high-strength aluminium

Engineers in California have achieved 3-D printing of high-strength aluminium and solved an ages-old welding problem using nanoparticles.

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9th September 2017

Biggest and most powerful X-ray laser begins operation

The European X-ray Free Electron Laser (XFEL) has been opened in Germany. Described as a "high-speed camera for the nanoworld", it will feature 200 times the speed of previous X-ray facilities and a billion times the brightness.

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31st August 2017

Nanomachines drill into cancer cells and kill them in 60 seconds

Motorised molecules have been used to drill holes in the membranes of individual cells, and show promise for either bringing therapeutic agents into the cells or directly inducing the cells to die.

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30th August 2017

Nanoparticle-drug combo has potential to treat obesity and diabetes

In a potential breakthrough for the treatment of obesity and diabetes, scientists have found a way to deliver a drug directly to stored white fat cells to turn them into more easily burned brown fat cells.

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25th August 2017

Breakthrough in data storage could lead to 100 times higher density

Researchers have shown that storing data with single-molecule magnets is more feasible than previously thought, and could theoretically give 100 times higher density than current technologies.

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12th August 2017

U.S. Army lab discovers new energy source

Scientists and engineers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) in Maryland have demonstrated a new nanomaterial powder that creates large amounts of energy by simply mixing it with water.

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11th August 2017

Smart windows could save 20% in energy costs

Researchers have created "smart windows" that rapidly change opacity, depending on how sunny it is. This new technology could cut utility costs.

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19th July 2017

Wearable electronics on skin can provide long-term health monitoring

Researchers have made a "breathable" nanoscale mesh with an electronic sensor that can be worn on the skin for a week without discomfort, and could potentially monitor a person's health continuously for long periods.

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