Going nuclear, in ‘Copenhagen’ (Lantern Theater Company) – WHYY

WHYYGoing nuclear, in 'Copenhagen' (Lantern Theater Company)WHYYIts second half is more or less a lesson — told through arguments by the two men — about nuclear physics, quantum mechanics, uncertainty theory, and other principles the two scientists either discovered or helped to prove. But at Lantern Theater …

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Engineers Develop Flexible, Water-Repellent Graphene Circuits for Washable Electronics

The nanotechnology “would lend enormous value to self-cleaning wearable/washable electronics that are resistant to stains, or ice and biofilm formation,” according to a recent paper describing the discovery . “We're taking low-cost, inkjet-printed graphene and tuning it with a laser to make functional materials,” said Jonathan Claussen, an Iowa State University assistant professor of mechanical engineering , an associate of the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory and the corresponding author of the paper recently featured on the cover of the journal Nanoscale .

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CNET Asks: Which geek movies are you most excited to see in 2018? – CNET

This year we’re expecting to see some awesome blockbuster films in theaters, but we want to know which one you’re just dying to see.

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Apple’s HomePod gains CNBC as newest partner – CNET

The smart speaker, which goes on sale next month, is still well behind the competition in offering third-party apps.

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Big game’s coming, so are TV deals: A 65-inch Sceptre for $540 – CNET

If you don’t mind going “dumb,” this is the big-screen deal to beat. Plus: a Brother all-in-one for under $100!

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Personal helicopters could be the flying cars of the future – CNET

If you’ve ever fantasized about soaring above the city in a personal helicopter, CES 2018 showed that the dream is getting closer to taking off.

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Blast, bubble and brain injury

Researchers have used supercomputers to simulate how bubbles caused by explosions may damage neurons in the brain. Using similar methods, the team reported how nanoparticles affect the fragility of ceramic materials used in space shuttles. They found that the conventional wisdom that nanoparticles improve material strength is not necessarily guaranteed.

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Engineers develop flexible, water-repellent graphene circuits for washable electronics

Nanoengineers are finding new ways to use graphene printing technology. A new research paper describes how they’re treating printed graphene with lasers to create electronic circuits that repel water. That could lead to washable electronics and better biological sensors.

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New biosensor could monitor glucose levels in tears and sweat

Constantly tracking a person’s glucose levels through their tears or sweat could be one step closer to providing people with diabetes an improved monitoring tool. Researchers report the development of an ultra-thin, flexible sensor that could be incorporated into contact lenses or on the backs of watches for real-time glucose tracking.

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NNI Will Hold Meetings in 2018 – Lexology

NNI Will Hold Meetings in 2018LexologyThe Office of Science and Technology Policy published a Federal Register notice on January 23, 2018, announcing that the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), on behalf of the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET …

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