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[Optic] – Light in Sight: Micro-Lenses Enhance the Functionality of Future Cars 26 November 2019

Technological advancements have led to incredible break throughs in the automotive industry, such as self-driving and environmentally compliant vehicles. Now, a new development from EDL Rethschulte, which specializes in lighting design, has the potential to change the view of and from the car through a novel micro-lens array (MLA) wafer technology, which allows for the production of extremely compact and light LED projectors the size of a thimble.

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[OLED] – Ultra-thin graphene-based encapsulation for OLEDs 26 November 2019

Gas and water permeation barrier films play a vital part in applications ranging from food and pharmaceutical packaging to electronic devices. Two-dimensional (2D) materials, like graphene, are highly promising as ultra-high barrier materials, and their atomic thinness, mechanical stability, optical transparency and thermal properties offers many new possibilities and device form factors.

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[Thin-films] – Nanotubes to equip ceramic coatings with heat radiation control 26 November 2019

The gas turbines powering aircraft engines rely on ceramic coatings that ensure structural stability at high temperatures. But these coatings don’t control heat radiation, limiting the performance of the engine.

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[Nanotechnology] – Big plans to save the planet depend on nanomaterials improving energy storage 26 November 2019

The challenge of building an energy future that preserves and improves the planet is a massive undertaking. But it all hinges on the charged particles moving through invisibly small materials.

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[Nanotechnology] – Scientists reveal the dominant role of quenched disorder on complex oxide nanowires 26 November 2019

The semiconductor industry has been developed for more than 40 years following the Moore’s Law. With the size of transistors being shrinking down to tenth of nanometer scale, the quantum effects start to dominate and cause problems such as operation stability and heat générations.

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[Optic] – Powering future optical microsystems with chip-scale integrated photonics 26 November 2019

Lasers are essential to many fields – ranging from optical communications and remote sensing, to manufacturing and medicine. While the semiconductor laser was first demonstrated nearly 60 years ago, advances in diode lasers and access to semiconductor fabrication techniques have enabled continued innovation and miniaturization of the technology.

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[Nano-Medecine] – Microscale acoustic “rockets” navigate the human body 26 November 2019

Engineers turn bubbles into motors to propel minute vessels through landscapes of cells and particles suspended in fluid

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[Nano-Medecine] – Newly developed nanoparticles help fight lung cancer in animal model 26 November 2019

Scientists have reported a new approach to treating lung cancer with inhaled nanoparticles developed at Wake Forest School of Medicine, part of Wake Forest Baptist Health.

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[Optic] – Insect-inspired motion sensing 26 November 2019

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory took inspiration from flying insects to demonstrate a miniaturized gyroscope, a special sensor used in navigation technologies.

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