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Laserlicht aus polymeren Mikrokelchen

In einem interdisziplinaeren Projekt ist es Wissenschaftlern des KIT gelungen, eine neue Erscheinungsform von optischen Resonatoren zu schaffen: Mikrokelche. Diese Polymerstrukturen sind durch ihre Form und ihre glatte Oberflaeche besonders effiziente Quellen fuer Laserlicht. Zudem haben sie das Potenzial kleinste Bio-Molekuele, Viren oder Gefahrstoffe nachzuweisen.

Posted: Aug 23rd, 2010

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Road signs and traffic signals on DNA

The DNA genomes of organisms whose cells possess nuclei are packaged in a highly characteristic fashion. Most of the DNA is tightly wrapped around protein particles called nucleosomes, which are connected to each other by flexible DNA segments, like pearls on a necklace. This arrangement plays a major role in deciding which genes are actively expressed, and thus which proteins can be synthesized in a given cell. Researchers have recently developed a model which explains the distribution of nucleosomes around the functionally crucial transcription start sites.

Posted: Aug 23rd, 2010

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Schichten bauen mit dem Atombaukasten

Experten der Molekularstrahlexpitaxie sind die Legobauer unter den Halbleiterphysikern. Sie koennen Atomschichten so gleichmaessig zusammenbauen, als waeren es die beruehmten Plastikbausteine.

Posted: Aug 20th, 2010

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Imec makes significant contribution to the 2010 IEDM meeting

A record number of 16 papers with imec authors has been accepted for this year's IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), being held Dec 6 - 8 in San Francisco. Both ITRS-related as well as More-than-Moore-related research papers have been accepted.

Posted: Aug 19th, 2010

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Awareness-raising workshop for developing and transition countries on nanotechnology/manufactured nanomaterials

These workshops brief participants on what is nanotechnology and manufactured nanomaterials, what are some of the potential risks from nanotechnologies and manufactured nanomaterials (e.g. to the environment or human health) and benefits (e.g. decreased costs of low-maintenance products, or use in environmental remediation) of nanotechnology and nanomaterials.

Posted: Aug 19th, 2010

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University Poster Exhibition - Call for abstracts - Technology World in partnership with UK Nanoforum

Technology World in partnership with UK NanoForum will bring over 350 senior international delegates together with the best of the UK's Science and Technology community. With a focus on trade, investment and collaborations, this will be a networking forum for industry, academia, technology purchasers and those seeking to develop joint ventures and future partnerships.

Posted: Aug 19th, 2010

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