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Nanoscale bioelectrical characterization

The main goal of this research line at the Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya is the development of experimental set ups based on Atomic Force Microscopy and of adequate theoretical frameworks to measure and understand the electrical properties of biological samples (e.g. biomembranes and single biomolecules) at the nanoscale.

Posted: May 21st, 2009

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HRL Laboratories announces milestone in advancing graphene transistor technology

HRL Laboratories, LLC, announced today it reached another milestone in the Carbon Electronics for RF Applications, or CERA program, which seeks to exploit the unique physical characteristics of graphene carbon to create electronic components that will enable unprecedented capabilities in high-bandwidth communications, imaging and radar systems.

Posted: May 21st, 2009

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Novel approach estimates nanoparticles in environment

Civil engineers at Duke University believe they have come up with a novel way of estimating how much of one specific industrial chemical - titanium dioxide - is being generated, laying the groundwork for future studies to assess any possible risks.

Posted: May 20th, 2009

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New memory material may hold data for one billion years

Scientists are reporting an advance toward remedying this situation with a new computer memory device that can store thousands of times more data than conventional silicon chips with an estimated lifetime of more than one billion years.

Posted: May 20th, 2009

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