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micromechanics

(Encyclopedia) micromechanics, the combination of minuscule electrical and mechanical components in a single device less than 1 mm across, such as a valve or a motor. Although…

Smalley, Richard Errett

(Encyclopedia) Smalley, Richard Errett, 1943–2005, American chemist, b. Akron, Ohio, Ph.D. Princeton, 1973. He was a professor at Rice Univ. in Houston, Tex., from 1976 until his death…

Rohrer, Heinrich

(Encyclopedia) Rohrer, Heinrich, 1933–2013, Swiss physicist, Ph.D. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, 1960. He joined IBM in 1963 and spent almost his entire career with the company…

Kroto, Harry

(Encyclopedia) Kroto, Harry (Sir Harold Walter Kroto), 1939–2016, British chemist, b. Harold Walter Krotoschiner, Ph.D. Univ. of Sheffield, 1964. Kroto was the son of German parents who…

Curl, Robert Floyd, Jr.

(Encyclopedia) Curl, Robert Floyd, Jr., 1933–, American chemist, b. Alice, Tex., Ph.D. Univ. of California, Berkeley, 1957. Curl has been a professor at Rice Univ. in Houston, Tex.,…

spintronics

(Encyclopedia) spintronics,   spin electronics, or magnetoelectronics, science and technology that harnesses the spin state of electrons in addition to the electrical…

battery, electric

(Encyclopedia) battery, electric, device that converts chemical energy into electrical energy, consisting of a group of electric cells that are connected to act as a source of direct…

State of the Union Address: Economic Agenda

Economic Agenda Tonight I will set out a better path, an agenda for a nation that competes with confidence, an agenda that will raise standards of living and generate new jobs. Americans…