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U.S. Department of Energy kicks off 19th National Science Bowl

Thousands of high school and middle school students begin a journey this month that they hope will take them to the finals of the U.S. Department of Energy?s (DOE) annual National Science Bowl, America?s largest and most prestigious science competition for middle and high school students.

Posted: Jan 13th, 2009

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EPA releases nanotechnology NMSP interim report

On January 12, 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the U.S. released its interim report on the Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Program (NMSP). The document is available as a download from the EPA site.

Posted: Jan 13th, 2009

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Wireless microgrippers grab living cells in 'biopsy' tests

In experiments that pave the way for tiny mobile surgical tools activated by heat or chemicals, Johns Hopkins researchers have invented dust-particle-size devices that can be used to grab and remove living cells from hard-to-reach places without the need for electrical wires, tubes or batteries. Instead, the devices are actuated by thermal or biochemical signals.

Posted: Jan 12th, 2009

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South Bend is forging its high tech future, says nanoelectronics executive

Jeffrey Welser, Ph.D., director of the Semiconductor Research Corp.'s Nanoelectronics Research Initiative, made those comments following South Bend?s Jan. 5 announcement of a brand new name for an emerging 83-acre technology park ? Ignition ParkSM - which the city will market to nanoelectronic and other technology-based businesses.

Posted: Jan 12th, 2009

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'Biology in Pico-Liter Droplets' presentation at LabAutomation 2009

Darren R. Link, Ph.D., of RainDance Technologies, Inc., will present 'Biology in Pico-Liter Droplets,' a discussion of the commercialization of the use of picoliter droplets in microfluidic channels for applications in the life sciences, at the LabAutomation2009 conference on Wednesday, January 28, 2009, in Palm Springs, Calif.

Posted: Jan 12th, 2009

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