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Models present new view of nanoscale friction

... that interact between two nanoscale surfaces. The researchers' simulations showed that, at the nanoscale, materials in contact behave more like large rough objects rubbing against each other, rather than as two perfectly smooth surfaces, as was previously imagined. "When you look at it closely, the surfac...

Dry adhesive based on carbon nanotubes gets stronger, with directional gripping ability

... allows us to truly mimic what the gecko does naturally." In tests done on a variety of surfaces including glass, a polymer sheet, Teflon and even rough sandpaper the researchers measured adhesive forces of up 100 Newtons per square centimeter in the shear direction. In the normal direction, the adhe...

Killer pulses help characterize special surfaces

... substrate in the July 18 issue of the journal Science . Surface-enhanced Raman scattering, which functions by adsorbing molecules of interest onto rough metal surfaces, typically enhances the Raman spectrum a million times. Hot spots can occur, however, where the electric field enhancement can be a bil...

Penn scientists carve functional nanoribbons using super-heated, nano-sized particles of iron

...ctor industry do not allow this sort of fabrication. Instead, they produce rough edges with lots of atomic scale defects that limit the performance of the f...cation standards such as lithography and plasma etching, however, have left rough edges to the nanoribbons that affect their performance. Until now, these s...

Melting defects could lead to smaller, more powerful microchips

...thod for making nanometer-scale patterns using imprinting. Microchips work best when the structures fabricated on them are straight, thin and tall. rough edges and other defects can degrade or even ruin chip performance in most applications. In integrated circuits, for instance, such flaws could cause c...

New adhesive mimics gecko toe hairs

...d use. So far, the new adhesive only works on smooth, clean surfaces. The next step, said Fearing, is to develop a material that can also adhere to rough surfaces and that is self-cleaning. ...

With a jolt, 'nanonails' go from repellant to wettable

...noting that the overhang of the nail head is what gives his novel surface its dual personality. A surface of posts, he notes, creates a platform so rough at the nanoscale that "liquid only touches the surface at the extreme ends of the posts. It's almost like sitting on a layer of air." ...

Feeling the heat

...oelectric energy efficiency at room temperature in rough silicon nanowires that have been processed by wafe...e, entitled Enhanced Thermoelectric Performance of rough Silicon Nanowires. Also co-authoring this paper we...igned silicon nanowires that feature exceptionally rough surfaces. The roughness is believed to be critical...

Out beyond the horizon

..., customs agents could find all contraband. But, in the world of maritime shipping, time is the enemy. Try delaying a delivery, and you may face some rough characters down at the docks (think On the Waterfront). What's more, anything that hinders the swift transit of goods around the world can have a rip...

Out beyond the horizon

..., customs agents could find all contraband. But, in the world of maritime shipping, time is the enemy. Try delaying a delivery, and you may face some rough characters down at the docks (think On the Waterfront). What's more, anything that hinders the swift transit of goods around the world can have a rip...

Advanced Life Sciences to Hit the Road For $30 Million in Funding

...later in 2003 to initiate clinical trials for ALS 357. Diamonds in the rough Discovering and developing a drug is anything but cheap. The process c...collaboration, Flavin said, who says his firm looks for the diamonds in the rough that no one else is pursuing before putting any money behind an idea. Still...

Pity the Midwest Technology Sales Guy

...Ask whether you can talk to this person. If the person was let go, you won't be able to talk to him or her, but you can politely push for at least the rough context for the departure. Who was in the job before that person? 2) Ask to speak to other salespeople and to at least one customer that you'd...

Bar Codes Have a New Best Friend RFID

...codes only contain between eight and 30 characters. RFID tags and labels work well in warehouses and baggage-handling areas because they can withstand rough treatment. They also fit the bill when a high degree of accuracy is required, like tracking raw materials for safety and quality reasons. Pharmaceutic...

How 40-plus tech job seekers can prevent age discrimination

...o stay cool in thorny situations. Use all of this. There are worse things than being hired into a place where people look to you to guide them through rough seas. This can be part of your interview persona, too. Exude calm, maturity and a wry sense of humor. These are more attractive qualities than the...

Does your web site have visibility?

...ne optimization (SEO) as the next big thing. The real search engine wars are about to commence just watch out and be fully prepared, it will get very rough out there at the ocean. Tips to stay afloat Become aware of your position on search results and develop a monitoring strategy. Base this...

UW Hospital completes deployment of error-reducing technology

...hospital today has a 19 percent dosage error rate, rough said. The system was initially installed Decemb...e to appreciate Admin-Rxs ability to avert errors, rough said Based on data collected in the Admin-Rx softw...given to the patient. During the presentation, rough discussed how the system has contributed to dramat...

How Good Does Your Web Site Look on Paper?

...literally) through the process of paper prototyping. Paper prototyping is a fast, low-cost method of testing web site designs. It involves creating rough sketches of a web site design and inviting some of your users to take the design for a test drive using their pen, instead of a mouse, to complete imp...

Irish flute passion drives e-commerce spirit for Eaton techie

...n a Pakistani entrepreneur contacted Polczynski about selling his flutes on Polczynski's Web site, Polczynski had an idea. The Pakistanis could do the rough work of creating the flutes, and Polczynksi's colleague could finish them. The Pakistanis would do two-thirds of the work associated with creating the...

UW Hospital and Clinics install smart intravenous pumps

...ur prescription using a computer to check for allergies and drug interactions. Smart pumps provide a similar level of support at the patients bedside, rough said. ...

Corporate Americas hidden deficit

...and passion, the prime ingredients of emotional capital. How can you tell how much emotional capital your organization has with its staff? To get a rough idea, consider these questions: Do staff join and stay at your company because of its mission, culture and values? Do your employees feel lik...

Modine Manufacturing makes hydrogen generator with ChevronTexaco

..., or will begin to extend the technology further. Though neither company knows exactly how quickly the fuel cell technology will develop, both have rough estimates. Baffa, who hopes that the momentum of fuel cell development will continue to build, projected that the commercialization of fuel-cell techn...

Fresh perspective could give you the winning look

...u might not have loved the playground growing up. You might still be more comfortable with the systems and hardware of modern technology than with the rough and tumble that passes for doing business. But that doesn't mean all you have to offer is the black box of working business systems. You can ask what ...

Consumer "engagement" stressed at e-Business seminar

... improve targeting, but that makes it harder to reach a mass market; meanwhile, marketers are held to a new level of accountability, he added. "It's a rough world out there," he said. "Have you hugged your CMO today?" So, new strategies include those like "Bathroom Moments," that reach a smaller audienc...

Oshkosh robotic truck returns to desert

...rt. It will need to cover a lot more than just empty ground if it's to be of practical use in a war zone. It needs to be able to navigate all sorts of rough terrain, as well as populated villages and cities that could contain enemies. That's why the testing ground includes a mock city, and obstacles are th...

Report card praises Wisconsin economy, but comes with warning

...on with 4.26 new companies created per 1,000 workers in 2004. Top-ranked Idaho had 11.11. The state's other D was in employment, though that was a rough category for a large number of states, many of whom scored low because of layoffs. And it just barely squeaked into that B for development capacity...

Third Wave posts $22 million loss, stock rises

...share, but because the loss was expected share price rose slightly in light trading. As a company in transition, Third Wave expected something of a rough patch. It has a new focus on the clinical market, rather than research and a new CEO. Third Wave's 2005 revenue was $23.9 million, compared to 20...

Broadband bill will help develop rural Wisconsin

...ent on many different frequencies or channels within the band concurrently, allowing more information to be transmitted in a shorter amount of time. A rough analogy is a highway: More lanes allow more cars to travel on it at the same time. Dial-up Internet access is still the norm in much of rural Wisc...

Advanced CIO: Technology execs must trumpet their success

... IT executives that nobody will know about IT and security successes unless they tell their stories. Phillip illustrated his point by describing a rough patch he once encountered during the holiday season. The university was in the middle of a network changeover when its Web site was hacked, and it got...

MatriLab wins Governor's Business Plan Contest

...is very needed in the area of wound care, and it seems to be a very unique product among its potential competitors." Once the company developed its rough product concept, the need for its first product was verified by people in the wound care space, including Dr. Jeff Niezgoda, who runs a Hyperbaric Wou...

How to relate to likes of Ballmer, Jobs, and Ellison

... will be laughing at how we viewed Mexicans in the current debate, just as we now laugh at how we viewed the Irish and the Italians." Look for the rough diamonds Although educators and taxpayers would cringe at this statement, Garnter also said he was optimistic that America would fare well in its ...

Careful with that electronic health record, Mr. Leavitt

...Bush Administration's push for healthcare IT because its engineers are confident that the efficiency of technology will magically smooth over all the rough spots in security. We have learned to expect such miracles from computers. I will let you in on a business secret that virtually all dentists know...

Five steps to buying the right package software

...ach package with the help of the aforementioned experts. In a particularly complex implementation, hired gun experts in each package who can get a rough handle on the cost of implementation. Do not leave this job to the package salesperson! Legacy systems experts who have a good grasp of current da...

Healthcare of business: Universal coverage plan includes new business taxes

...hat a vast bureaucracy would need to be created to validate and document such healthcare burdens. There is certainly enough health-impact data to make rough assessments for the purposes of taxation. One does not need to overanalyze in order to be efficient, and as a first step, identifying the good, bad, a...

Corporate Social Responsibility - Burden, sham, or golden opportunity?

...pt how to grow (though they're very good at that), and they howl when you set limits. Socializing them is the work of politics." A diamond in the rough In his Harvard Business Review article, "Strategy and Society: The Link Between Competitive Advantage and Corporate Social Responsibility," Pro...

Glossary for The BioPharm Guide to Fermentation and Cell Culture

...ranes) found in the cytoplasm of most animal and plant cells. The rough endoplasmic reticulum is where ribosomes make proteins. It appears rough because it is covered with ribosomes. The smooth endoplasmic reti...

Quality assurance of RNA derived from laser microdissected tissue samples obtained by the PALM MicroBeam System using the RNA 6000 Pico LabChip kit.

... Note that the quantitative results from an analysis with the RNA 6000 Pico kit are somewhat dependent on the salt contentof a sample. Only a rough estimation of the RNA concentration of a sample can be obtained. RNA quality and yield obtained fro...

Using the Agilent 2100 bioanalyzer for quality control of protein samples prior to MS-analysis

...and discussion Several protein samples were analyzed both with the LC/MS method (optimized for robust online desalting and rough separation of impurities) as well as the Agilent 2100 bioanalyzer and the Protein 200 Plus assay. A summary of the results is shown in table 1...
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