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Imagine a hole so small that air can’t go through it, or a hole so small it can trap a single wavelength of light.

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Ordinary table sugar could be a key ingredient to developing much lighter, faster, cheaper, denser and more robust computer electronics for use on U.S. military aircraft. Though admittedly far in the future, recent results from a program led by chemist and Rice University professor Dr.

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By mimicking the structure of the silk moth’s antenna, University of Michigan researchers led the development of a better nanopore –a tiny tunnel-shaped tool that could advance understanding of a class of neurodegenerative diseases that includes Alzheimer’s.

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Rolling walkers — which help senior citizens maintain mobility and an active lifestyle — have just become safer and easier to use. Cornell biomedical engineering students have designed an electronic braking system for walkers, with buttons replacing bicycle-style squeeze brakes.

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Researchers at the University of Washington have developed software that can transform digital photographs into animations of a person’s face. The software can show transitions between a person’s facial expressions or show how a person’s face has changed over time. The software is currently being applied in Picasa’s Face Movie photo application. Check out the video below for a demonstration and an explanation of the technology behind the tool.

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Engineering students from Brigham Young University have developed a human-powered drilling rig

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Biomedical Engineers at the University of Calgary Schulich School of Engineering

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