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Barcode chip promises to revolutionize diagnostic medical testing

A new 'barcode chip' developed by researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) promises to revolutionize diagnostic medical testing. In less than 10 minutes, and using just a pinprick's worth of blood, the chip can measure the concentrations of dozens of proteins, including those that herald the presence of diseases like cancer and heart disease.

Posted: Nov 25th, 2008

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Solar cell economics improve with novel nanomanufactured polymer film

You never know where basic research may lead. For decades materials scientists have been experimenting with a corkscrew-like polymer structure called a gyroid. Now an international team of researchers has shown that the gyroid structure can be used to self-assemble a low-cost photovoltaic cell.

Posted: Nov 25th, 2008

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Schalter der Zukunft: Elektroneninseln auf Nanotubes

Wissenschaftler des Karlsruher Instituts fuer Technologie (KIT) haben einen unerwarteten elektronischen Effekt entdeckt, der mittelfristig einen Durchbruch bei der Herstellung neuartiger Schaltelemente bringen koennte.

Posted: Nov 25th, 2008

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Nano tugboat

Researchers report synthesizing a molecular motor made of DNA that includes three important properties in one molecule. Although still limited in its forward motion, this mechanism could eventually transport cargo in real nanotech devices.

Posted: Nov 24th, 2008

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Organic spintronics and the future of data storage

Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London have improved their understanding of the inner workings of our computers and mp3 players, thanks to an exciting new field of research called ?organic spintronics?.

Posted: Nov 24th, 2008

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Cleantech likely to be the sixth technology revolution

Energy concerns will not disappear despite the falling price of oil, so investors can expect significant long-term opportunities in the cleantech space, according to a new thematic report published by Steven Milunovich, Merrill Lynch cleantech strategist.

Posted: Nov 24th, 2008

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