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Die Welt der kleinen RNAs

Wissenschaftler der Kieler Universitaet haben in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Berliner Max-Planck-Institut fuer Infektionsbiologie herausgefunden, wie kleine regulatorische RNAs in Methan-produzierenden Einzellern funktionieren.

Posted: Dec 7th, 2009

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Plasmonic material turns out to be a see-through surprise

Very often in science, the unexpected discovery turns out to be the most significant. Rice University Professor Junichiro Kono and his team weren't looking for a breakthrough in the transmission of terahertz signals, but there it was: a plasmonic material that would, with adjustments to its temperature and/or magnetic field, either stop a terahertz beam cold or let it pass completely.

Posted: Dec 7th, 2009

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Microscopic gyroscopes, the key for motion sensing

Tiny devices made possible by combining the latest advances in mechanical and electronics technology could be at the heart of next-generation navigation and vehicle stabilisation tools thanks to European researchers.

Posted: Dec 7th, 2009

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Photon management improves efficiency of solar panels

Extremely thin, flexible high-efficiency silicon solar cells are the solar cells of the future, according to Professor Miro Zeman. This is the gist of the inaugural address he will be giving to mark his appointment as Professor of Photovoltaic Materials and Devices at TU Delft.

Posted: Dec 7th, 2009

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First-Ever Device Highlights the Potential of Self-Assembling Patterning for Transistors Smaller Than 22 Nanometers

Semiconductor Research Corporation, the world's leading university-research consortium for semiconductors and related technologies, and researchers from Stanford University and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company have announced they have developed the industry's first top-gated field effect transistor (FETs) and CMOS inverters featuring 20 nanometer contact holes using diblock copolymer lithography.

Posted: Dec 7th, 2009

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