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Liquid metal nano printing set to revolutionize electronics



Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Feb 21, 2017
A new technique using liquid metals to create integrated circuits that are just atoms thick could lead to the next big advance for electronics. The process opens the way for the production of large wafers around 1.5 nanometres in depth (a sheet of paper, by comparison, is 100,000nm thick). Other techniques have proven unreliable in terms of quality, difficult to scale up and function only at very high temperatures - 550 degrees or more. Distinguished Professor Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh, from the Scho ... read more

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Scientists create a nano-trampoline to probe quantum behavior
Ramat Gan, Israel (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
A research group from Bar-Ilan University, in collaboration with French colleagues at CNRS Grenoble, has developed a unique experiment to detect quantum events in ultra-thin films. This novel resear ... more
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Scientists decipher the nanoscale architecture of a beetle's shell
Lincoln NB (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
Beetles wear a body armor that should weigh them down - think medieval knights and turtles. In fact, those hard shells protecting delicate wings are surprisingly light, allowing even flight. B ... more
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Switched-on DNA spark nano-electronic applications
Tempe AZ (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
DNA, the stuff of life, may very well also pack quite the jolt for engineers trying to advance the development of tiny, low-cost electronic devices. Much like flipping your light switch at hom ... more
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Nano-level lubricant tuning improves material for electronic devices and surface coatings
Chicago IL (SPX) Feb 17, 2017
Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), which is ubiquitously used as a solid lubricant, has recently been shown to have a two-dimensional (2D) form that is similar to graphene. But, when thinned down to less ... more
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Turning up the heat for perfect nano diamonds
Washington DC (SPX) Feb 15, 2017
Quantum mechanics, the physics that governs nature at the atomic and subatomic scale, contains a host of new physical phenomena to explore quantum states at the nanoscale. Though tricky, there are w ... more
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Learning how to fine-tune nanofabrication
Kyoto, Japan (SPX) Feb 15, 2017
Daniel Packwood, Junior Associate Professor at Kyoto University's Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS), is improving methods for constructing tiny "nanomaterials" using a "bottom- ... more
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Supercomputing, experiment combine for first look at magnetism of real nanoparticle
Oak Ridge TN (SPX) Feb 07, 2017
Barely wider than a strand of human DNA, magnetic nanoparticles - such as those made from iron and platinum atoms - are promising materials for next-generation recording and storage devices like har ... more
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Scientists determine precise 3-D location 23,000 atoms in a nanoparticle
Berkeley CA (SPX) Feb 03, 2017
Scientists used one of the world's most powerful electron microscopes to map the precise location and chemical type of 23,000 atoms in an extremely small particle made of iron and platinum. Th ... more
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Three magnetic states for each hole
Dresden, Germany (SPX) Feb 03, 2017
Nanometer-scale magnetic perforated grids could create new possibilities for Computing. Together with international colleagues, scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) have s ... more
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1,000 times more efficient nano-LED opens door to faster microchips
Eindhoven, Netherlands (SPX) Feb 03, 2017
The electronic data connections within and between microchips are increasingly becoming a bottleneck in the exponential growth of data traffic worldwide. Optical connections are the obvious successo ... more


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Nanocavity and atomically thin materials advance tech for chip-scale light sources
Seattle WA (SPX) Jan 25, 2017
When an individual uses Facebook or searches Google, the information processing happens in a large data center. Short distance optical interconnects can improve the performance of these data centers ... more
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Ultra-precise chip-scale sensor detects unprecedentedly small changes at the nanoscale
Jerusalem (SPX) Jan 20, 2017
Chip scale high precision measurements of physical quantities such as temperature, pressure and refractive index have become common with nanophotonics and nanoplasmonics resonance cavities. As ... more
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New research helps to meet the challenges of nanotechnology
Swansea, UK (SPX) Jan 20, 2017
Research by scientists at Swansea University is helping to meet the challenge of incorporating nanoscale structures into future semiconductor devices that will create new technologies and impact on ... more
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Creating atomic scale nanoribbons
Urbana IL (SPX) Jan 20, 2017
Silicon crystals are the semiconductors most commonly used to make transistors, which are critical electronic components used to carry out logic operations in computing. However, as faster and more ... more

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Russia-UAE 5th-generation fighter jet to be developed no earlier than 2025
Abu Dhabi (Sputnik) Feb 22, 2017
The development of a Russia-UAE fifth-generation fighter jet based on the MiG-29 (NATO reporting name: "Fulcrum") will be completed no earlier than 2025, the CEO of the Rostec State Corporation said Monday. "We shall probably begin this work next year. The project is difficult, I think the plane will be created in seven or eight years, no earlier, Sergei Chemezov said during the IDEX-2017 ... more
Paris (AFP) Feb 22, 2017
Airbus profits hit by military plane woes
Cambridge, UK (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
Liquid hydrogen may be way forward for sustainable air travel
Moscow (UPI) Feb 20, 2017
Russian Helicopters in talks with India for 200 aircraft
China to launch first high-throughput communications satellite in April
Beijing (XNA) Feb 21, 2017
China plans to launch Shijian-13, its first high-throughput communications satellite, in April, the China Academy of Space Technology (CAST) said Friday. The 4.6-tonne satellite, with a message capacity of more than 20 GB, will be carried into orbit by a Long March-3B carrier rocket, according to the CAST. An increase in satellite throughput will provide better access to the Internet ... more
Moscow (Sputnik) Feb 15, 2017
Chinese cargo spacecraft set for liftoff in April
Beijing (XNA) Jan 31, 2017
China looks to Mars, Jupiter exploration
Beijing (XNA) Jan 18, 2017
China's first cargo spacecraft to leave factory
A computer's LED light can smuggle out data from the hard drive
Beersheba, Israel (UPI) Feb 22, 2017
As experiments showed, a computer's LED light could be used to smuggle out data from the hard drive to a remote receiver with cameras or light sensors, like a drone. Just because a computer isn't connected to a wireless network, doesn't mean it's immune to invasion. As researchers at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev proved, if a computer can be directly infected with malware via U ... more
New York (UPI) Feb 21, 2017
Northrop Grumman, PGZ to deepen industrial cooperation
Washington (AFP) Feb 19, 2017
Tech tools gain traction amid Trump war on leaks
Fairfax, Va. (UPI) Feb 16, 2017
General Dynamics gets $170 million cybersecurity order
India Takes Russian Help to Analyze Chemical Composition of Lunar Surface
New Delhi (Sputnik) Feb 17, 2017
ISRO has started a series of ground tests for testing the performance of sensors and actuators for soft landing of the Lander on the lunar surface. India Space Research Organization (ISRO) has selected Russian company JSC Isotope for supply of Radionuclide curium-244 (Cm-244) that enables sources to determine chemical composition of any rocks and soils. "Supplied by JSC Isotope sourc ... more
Moscow (Sputnik) Feb 01, 2017
Complete Lunar-cy: The Earth Has Sprayed the Moon With Oxygen for Billennia
Moscow (Sputnik) Feb 01, 2017
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Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jan 31, 2017
LunaH-Map CubeSat to map the Moon's water deposits
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Liquid metal nano printing set to revolutionize electronics
Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Feb 21, 2017
A new technique using liquid metals to create integrated circuits that are just atoms thick could lead to the next big advance for electronics. The process opens the way for the production of large wafers around 1.5 nanometres in depth (a sheet of paper, by comparison, is 100,000nm thick). Other techniques have proven unreliable in terms of quality, difficult to scale up and function only at ver ... more
Tempe AZ (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
Switched-on DNA spark nano-electronic applications
Ramat Gan, Israel (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
Scientists create a nano-trampoline to probe quantum behavior
Lincoln NB (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
Scientists decipher the nanoscale architecture of a beetle's shell
UAE orders battle management system from Harris
Melbourne, Fla. (UPI) Feb 20, 2017
The United Arab Emirates has given the Harris Corporation a two-year contract to provide its military with an integrated battle management system. The contract, issued under the UAE's Emirates Command & Control System Land Tactical System program, is worth $189 million. "This Land Tactical System project represents a major milestone in the advancement of battlefield management an ... more
Orlando, Fla. (UPI) Feb 21, 2017
U.S. Marines place $150M order for Target Sight Systems
Dulles, Va. (UPI) Feb 21, 2017
Orbital ATK reports new orders for Bushmaster guns
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UPI) Feb 20, 2017
Russia ready to export new T-90 tank variant
Liquid metal nano printing set to revolutionize electronics
Melbourne, Australia (SPX) Feb 21, 2017
A new technique using liquid metals to create integrated circuits that are just atoms thick could lead to the next big advance for electronics. The process opens the way for the production of large wafers around 1.5 nanometres in depth (a sheet of paper, by comparison, is 100,000nm thick). Other techniques have proven unreliable in terms of quality, difficult to scale up and function only at ver ... more
Tempe AZ (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
Switched-on DNA spark nano-electronic applications
Ramat Gan, Israel (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
Scientists create a nano-trampoline to probe quantum behavior
Lincoln NB (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
Scientists decipher the nanoscale architecture of a beetle's shell
Study: Even 'benevolent bots' fight, sometimes for years
Oxford, England (UPI) Feb 23, 2017
An analysis of bot behavior over the course of a decades shows even "benevolent" bots bicker. In fact, researchers found evidence of bot-versus-bot fights lasting several years. The bots in question were employed by Wikipedia to perform a variety of editing and maintenance tasks. Editing bots repair vandalized text, enforce content and language bans, check and fix spelling, insert links ... more
Lausanne, Switzerland (UPI) Feb 17, 2017
Scientists invent new, faster gait for six-legged robots
Chicago IL (SPX) Feb 14, 2017
Now you can 'build your own' bio-bot
Washington (AFP) Feb 11, 2017
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Born killers: French army grooms eagles to down drones
Mont-De-Marsan, France (AFP) Feb 20, 2017
Faced with the risk of drones being used to snoop or carry out attacks on French soil, the air force is showing its claws. At Mont-de-Marsan in southwestern France a quartet of fearsome golden eagles is being trained to take out unmanned aircraft in mid-flight. The roar of a departing Rafale fighter jet gives way to the buzz of a drone lifting into the air on a runway at the air base, so ... more
Jerusalem (AFP) Feb 23, 2017
Israeli warplanes shoot down Hamas drone: army
Rome (UPI) Feb 21, 2017
Leonardo supplying radars for Patroller drones
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UPI) Feb 21, 2017
Ukroboronprom presents modified Phantom unmanned vehicle
Particles from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on personal electronics
Nashville TN (SPX) Feb 21, 2017
You may not realize it but alien subatomic particles raining down from outer space are wreaking low-grade havoc on your smartphones, computers and other personal electronic devices. When your computer crashes and you get the dreaded blue screen or your smartphone freezes and you have to go through the time-consuming process of a reset, most likely you blame the manufacturer: Microsoft or A ... more
Stanford CA (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
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Edmonton, Canada (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
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Munich, Germany (SPX) Feb 17, 2017
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Penn researchers are among the first to grow a versatile 2-dimensional material
Philadelphia PA (SPX) Feb 17, 2017
University of Pennsylvania researchers are now among the first to produce a single, three-atom-thick layer of a unique two-dimensional material called tungsten ditelluride. Their findings have been published in 2-D Materials. Unlike other two-dimensional materials, scientists believe tungsten ditelluride has what are called topological electronic states. This means that it can have many di ... more
Konstanz, Germany (SPX) Feb 21, 2017
Breakthrough with a chain of gold atoms
Warwick, UK (SPX) Feb 17, 2017
Breakthrough in 'wonder' materials paves way for flexible tech
Beijing, China (SPX) Feb 21, 2017
When ultrafast laser pulse meets magnetic materials
Over 30,000 gather to support jailed Hong Kong cops: reports
Hong Kong (AFP) Feb 22, 2017
More than 30,000 people gathered in Hong Kong Wednesday to show their support for seven police officers who were sentenced to two years in jail for beating up a pro-democracy activist in 2014, reports said. Television news footage showed long queues leading up to the packed football pitch of the Police Sports and Recreational Club in Kowloon, with off-duty and retired members of the force ma ... more
Beijing (AFP) Feb 22, 2017
China jails safety boss who was sacked over huge blast
Beijing (AFP) Feb 23, 2017
China muzzles feminist group over anti-Trump posts
Shanghai (AFP) Feb 22, 2017
China selfie-app leader seeks to 'beautify the world'
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Changes of supermassive black hole in the center of NGC 2617 galaxy
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
Members of the Sternberg Astronomical Institute of the Lomonosov Moscow State University have been studying changes in the appearance of emission from around the supermassive black hole in the centre of a galaxy known to astronomers as NGC 2617. The centre of this galaxy, underwent dramatic changes in its appearance several years ago: it became much brighter and things that had not been seen bef ... more
Moscow (Sputnik) Feb 22, 2017
Why it will take supercomputers, AI to solve time travel conundrum
Warwick, UK (SPX) Feb 21, 2017
Molecular phenomenon discovered by advanced NMR facility
Cracow, Poland (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
First trace of differences between matter and 'ordinary' antimatter
'Gravitational noise' interferes with determining distant sources
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
Our Galaxy's gravitational field limits the accuracy of astrometric observations of distant objects. This is most clearly appeared for objects that are visually located behind the central regions of the Galaxy and the Galactic plane, where the deviation can be up to several dozen microarcseconds. And, more importantly, the effect of this gravitational "noise" cannot be removed. This means ... more
Chicago IL (SPX) Feb 17, 2017
New method uses heat flow to levitate variety of objects
Washington DC (SPX) Feb 14, 2017
Increasing the sensitivity of next-generation gravitational wave detectors
Munich, Germany (SPX) Feb 10, 2017
New laser technology from Hannover enables more sensitive gravitational-wave detectors
Dream of energy-collecting windows is one step closer to reality
Minneapolis MN (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
Researchers at the University of Minnesota and University of Milano-Bicocca are bringing the dream of windows that can efficiently collect solar energy one step closer to reality thanks to high tech silicon nanoparticles. The researchers developed technology to embed the silicon nanoparticles into what they call efficient luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs). These LSCs are the key eleme ... more
Bangkok, Thailand (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
Prime Road and First Solar complete 18MW of Thai solar farms
Washington (UPI) Feb 22, 2017
U.S. renewables a job engine, trade groups say
Zug, Switzerland (SPX) Feb 24, 2017
meeco installed biggest solar energy plant in Zimbabwe
ESA affirms Open Access policy for images, videos and data
Paris (ESA) Feb 22, 2017
ESA has announced it has adopted an Open Access policy for its content such as still images, videos and selected sets of data. For more than two decades, ESA has been sharing vast amounts of information, imagery and data with scientists, industry, media and the public at large via digital platforms such as the web and social media. ESA's evolving information management policy increases these opp ... more
McLean, VA (SPX) Feb 17, 2017
Iridium Announces Target Date for Second Launch of Iridium NEXT
Rome (Sputnik) Feb 14, 2017
Italy, Russia working closely on Mars exploration, Earth monitoring satellites
Washington DC (SPX) Feb 07, 2017
NASA seeks partnerships with US companies to advance commercial space technologies


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