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Research innovation brings Shrinky Dink-like method to the nanoscale.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Scientists have developed a way to encourage a single electron to hop atop a silicon atom, a feat that may find applications in future nanoscale electronics.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

The revolutionary discovery allowed engineers to build cheaper hard drives with higher storage capacity.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

New fabrication technique using porous graphene may result in cheaper and better capacitors in the future.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

New research reveals how wet porous materials collapse under pressure.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

The physics of tumbling fibers may be useful for applications from paper manufacturing to the study of plankton in the ocean.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

A new approach to prosthetic design allows for quick and easy fitting while keeping the costs low.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

Before learning what can be done with graphene, we need to know what can be done to graphene.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

The innovation could one day help marine biologists eavesdrop on whales and equip submarines with more sensitive sonar.

Catherine Meyers, Editor

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