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Tiny 'MEMS' Devices to Filter, Amplify Electronic Signals
August 10, 2009
Researchers are developing a new class of tiny mechanical devices containing vibrating, hair-thin structures that could be used to filter electronic signals in cell phones and for other more exotic applications.
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