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Blueprint for GBP 1bn UK technology drive unveiled

The UK's Technology Strategy Board has revealed its three-year strategic plan and outlined how it will promote and invest in technology-driven innovation for the benefit of business, to increase sustainable economic growth and to improve quality of life.

Posted: May 9th, 2008

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Indiana ready to flex subatomic muscles with nanotechnology advances

A cure for cancer, a solution to rising fuel prices or a whole new generation of super-strong materials coming out of the Hoosier state? This and much more possibly lies within the emerging realm of nanotechnology, according to a covey of national nanotechnology experts in Indiana on May 2, 2008.

Posted: May 8th, 2008

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Researchers identify pressure effects on nanomaterials

Transistors, lasers and solar-energy conversion devices may be easier to manipulate because of recent research by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists. The researchers defined the role high pressure plays in precisely tuning the fundamental properties of nanomaterials and, in particular, nanoparticle assemblies that are important for device applications.

Posted: May 8th, 2008

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The 'wall paper mystery' explained by physicists

When you try to remove adhesive paper from a surface, you inevitably get a pointy flap, while what you want is to remove the entire piece. A team from the Laboratoire de physique et mecanique des milieux heterogenes, collaborating with the University of Santiago in Chile and with MIT, has explained the physics behind this frustrating experience.

Posted: May 7th, 2008

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Lasers and milk: The common denominator

Researchers at Yale University have extended the conventional laser theory such that it can be applied to random lasers, one of the most exotic type of lasers in existence, as well.

Posted: May 7th, 2008

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