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Scientists using x-ray vision to produce more nutritious flour

Pioneering research combining plant breeding and high-intensity x-rays is being used by scientists funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to explore the possibility of developing wheat which could be used to make potentially life-saving mineral enriched flour.

Posted: Jan 22nd, 2010

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Multiple wavelength laser helps silicon chip see the light

Assoc. Professor David Moss, a senior researcher at The University of Sydney, leads an international team which has developed a multiple wavelength laser on a silicon chip that produces light to process and transmit information, and in doing so will speed up computing.

Posted: Jan 21st, 2010

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Thermogeneratoren die auf Nanomaterialien beruhen

Die Wissenschaftler des Nano-Netzwerks CeNIDE der Uni Duisburg-Essen verfuegen ueber einen entscheidenden Vorteil: eine Technologie, mit der sich Nanomaterialien in grossem Massstab herstellen lassen. Solche Anlagen sind weltweit noch sehr selten - allerdings bilden sie die Voraussetzung dafuer, dass Thermogeneratoren, die auf Nanomaterialien basieren, ueberhaupt zur Serienreife gebracht werden koennen.

Posted: Jan 20th, 2010

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An electrifying advance toward tomorrow's power suits

Could powering an iPod or cell phone become as easy as plugging it into your tee shirt or jeans, and then recharging the clothing overnight? Scientists in California are reporting an advance in that direction with an easier way of changing ordinary cotton and polyester into 'conductive energy textiles'.

Posted: Jan 20th, 2010

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