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September 8th, 2006

From the Labs: Nanotechnology

Abstract:
Researchers at the University of Basel, Switzerland, have created a practical form of lubrication for nanoscale electromechanical systems (NEMS) that reduces friction between the devices' tiny moving parts 100-fold.

By developing a way to segregate components in ultrathin surface coatings, MIT researchers have made a new class of materials that can release drugs, and even genes, in an exact sequence and at a predetermined rate.

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