Researchers mimic comet moth’s silk fibers to make ‘air-conditioned’ fabric

In exploring the optical properties of the Madagascar comet moth’s cocoon fibers, a team discovers the fibers’ exceptional capabilities to reflect sunlight and to transmit optical signals and images, and develops methods to spin artificial fibers mimicking the natural fibers’ nanostructures and optical properties.

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Facebook Stories to test ads as it reaches 150M user milestone – CNET

The tests begin Thursday in the US, Mexico and Brazil.

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Apple-Samsung trial gives obscure phone parts their 15 minutes of fame – CNET

Samsung wants you to appreciate the little things in your smartphone.

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Verizon reportedly capping DSL data usage for some customers – CNET

Only customers in certain parts of New York and New Jersey are seeing the data limits, according to a consumer group.

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Imaging of nonlocal hot-electron energy dissipation via shot noise

State Key Laboratory of Surface Physics, Institute for Nanoelectronic Devices and Quantum Computing, and Key Laboratory of Micro and Nano Photonics Structures , Department of Physics, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, PR China. State Key Laboratory of Surface Physics, Institute for Nanoelectronic Devices and Quantum Computing, and Key Laboratory of Micro and Nano Photonics Structures , Department of Physics, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, PR China.

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Robotic System Leads to Mass Assembly of Nanostructures – IEEE Spectrum

IEEE SpectrumRobotic System Leads to Mass Assembly of NanostructuresIEEE SpectrumIn the sci-fi addled popular imagination, the term “nanotechnology” conjures an image of nanobots assembling macroscale objects atom-by-atom. Whether these nanobots end up being the soft, biological variety or the hard, diamondoid version, the …

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Self-assembling 3D battery would charge in seconds

The world is a big place, but it’s gotten smaller with the advent of technologies that put people from across the globe in the palm of one’s hand. And as the world has shrunk, it has also demanded that things happen ever faster — including the time it takes to charge an electronic device.

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Porous materials make it possible to have nanotechnology under control

Half metal, half organic structure, like Robocop himself, is the material known as MOF, short for Metal Organic Framework. MOF has been developed by scientists and applied to a myriad of products from sorbents to batteries for electronic devices.

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Nanotech’s leadership void: More than a year after Kaloyeros, SUNY Poly still lacks direction – Albany Business Review

Albany Business ReviewNanotech's leadership void: More than a year after Kaloyeros, SUNY Poly still lacks directionAlbany Business ReviewAlain Kaloyeros almost single-handedly built the nanotechnology industry in Albany over the course of more than two decades using vision and persistence. Now, he goes on trial next month on federal corruption charges. No matter what happens in the …

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Extending High Accuracy Quantum Chemistry Calculations with HPC – R & D Magazine

R & D MagazineExtending High Accuracy Quantum Chemistry Calculations with HPCR & D MagazineHowever, the accuracy required to do such calculations goes beyond what is achievable with classical physics/chemistry principles. Therefore, simulations must be carried out within the quantum mechanics framework. These types of simulations require …

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