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"Nanoresonators" Might Improve Cellphone Performance
August 30, 2012
Researchers have learned how to mass produce tiny mechanical devices that could help cellphone users avoid the nuisance of dropped calls and slow downloads. The devices are designed to ease congestion over the airwaves to improve the performance of cellphones and other portable devices.
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