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Glass, graphene combine in origami-inspired bimorph to power ‘robot exoskeleton’

By Faye Oney / January 9, 2018

Inspired by origami, researchers have created a tiny robot exoskeleton that bends and moves in response to chemical or thermal changes. These tiny machines can be used in electronics applications as well as semiconductor manufacturing.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / October 4, 2017

Optoelectronics advance thanks to 2-D material phototransistors, hybrid indium-lithium anodes provide fast interfacial ion transport, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 4, 2017.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / June 15, 2016

Nanoparticles dance, concentrating solar power, four new elements named, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 15, 2016.

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It’s alive: Graphene oxide paper walks around when lights switch on

By April Gocha / November 10, 2015

Scientists at Donghua University in Shanghai, China, have now created new materials that perform a more entertaining show—their graphene oxide innovation seems to have a mind of its own.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / September 22, 2015

Nanoparticles are unique, paper tubes make stiff origami, and other materials stories that may be of interest for September 22, 2015.

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Self-folding silicon nanostructures mock Venus flytraps to catch single cells

By April Gocha / July 8, 2014

Researchers from The Johns Hopkins University and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have manufactured self-folding, biocompatible, silicon nanostructures—that can capture single live cells in solution.

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Video: Silicon nitride origami—making self-assembling 3D microstructures using water

By April Gocha / June 5, 2014

Researchers at the University of Twente (Netherlands) have made microscopic self-assembling 3D structures—cubes, pyramids, bowls, and other geometric shapes—out of flat sheets of silicon nitride using only a droplet of water.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / September 4, 2012

Check these out … Waste cooking oil makes bioplastics cheaper ‘Bioplastics’ that are naturally synthesized by microbes could be made commercially viable by using waste cooking oil as a starting material. This would reduce environmental contamination and also give high-quality plastics suitable for medical implants, according to scientists presenting their work at the Society for…

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