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IBM tips into microscopic manufacturing

IBM tips into microscopic manufacturing | Smalley's Small Problem | Scoop.it
Fabrication is moving to the nanoscale, aided by a super-hard tip 10,000 times smaller than a pencil point that could be used for microscopic biosensors and optical probes. Read this article by Martin LaMonica on CNET News.
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Molecules from scratch without the fiendish physics | KurzweilAI

Molecules from scratch without the fiendish physics | KurzweilAI | Smalley's Small Problem | Scoop.it
A suite of artificial intelligence algorithms developed at Argonne National Laboratory can now predict a property of molecules from their theoretical
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Ideas, Inventions And Innovations: Flying Robotic Insects A New Mass-Production Technique For Electromechanical Devices

Ideas, Inventions And Innovations: Flying Robotic Insects A New Mass-Production Technique For Electromechanical Devices | Smalley's Small Problem | Scoop.it
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'Smart' microcapsules in a single step

'Smart' microcapsules in a single step | Smalley's Small Problem | Scoop.it
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new, single-step method of fabricating microcapsules, which have potential commercial applications in industries including medicine, agriculture and diagnostics, has been developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge.
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New technique produces free-standing piezoelectric ferroelectric nanostructures from PZT material

New technique produces free-standing piezoelectric ferroelectric nanostructures from PZT material | Smalley's Small Problem | Scoop.it
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers have developed a “soft template infiltration” technique for fabricating free-standing piezoelectrically active ferroelectric nanotubes and other nanostructures from PZT – a material that is attractive because of its...
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IBM scientists image the charge distribution within a single molecule | KurzweilAI

IBM scientists image the charge distribution within a single molecule | KurzweilAI | Smalley's Small Problem | Scoop.it
IBM scientists were able to measure for the first time how charge is distributed within a single molecule. This achievement promises to enable
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Here come the DNA robots

Here come the DNA robots | Smalley's Small Problem | Scoop.it
Researchers today unveiled a DNA nanorobot that can track down leukemia cells and kill them on sight, unleashing a therapeutic payload that causes the cancerous cells to self-destruct.
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The holy grail of molecule-making

The holy grail of molecule-making | Smalley's Small Problem | Scoop.it
Nanoscientists are making slow but sure progress towards their goal to make nanotools commonplace in manufacturing. Duncan Graham-Rowe explains
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