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Novel nanopore technique to sequence human genome

Physicists have developed a novel procedure to map a person's genome. They report the first experiment to move a DNA chain through a nanopore using magnets. The approach is promising because it allows multiple segments of a DNA strand to be read simultaneously and accurately.

Posted: Apr 15th, 2009

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Simple process makes thin, conductive nanoribbons

Scientists at Rice University have found a simple way to create basic elements for aircraft, flat-screen TVs, electronics and other products that incorporate sheets of tough, electrically conductive material. And the process begins with a zipper.

Posted: Apr 15th, 2009

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UAlbany NanoCollege professor receives NSF CAREER Award for nanomedicine cancer research

UAlbany CNSE Professor Yubing Xie has been selected to receive a prestigious grant from the National Science Foundation for transformative research and education that utilizes nanotechnology to understand and control the interactions between cancer cells and neighboring cells, with the potential to revolutionize traditional detection, monitoring, and treatment of breast cancer.

Posted: Apr 15th, 2009

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The electric car: a power bank

Can you imagine an electric car that stores power and, depending on variable utility rates, returns it to the power grid over the course of a day? Fraunhofer researchers are exploring this visionary idea.

Posted: Apr 15th, 2009

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Erstes Nanowebinar der Nanostart AG

Am 20. Mai 2009 um 17:00 Uhr stellt Nanostart-Vorstand Marco Beckmann beim 1. nanowebinar der Nanostart AG in einer Online-Praesentation das Unternehmen vor und berichtet ueber die aktuellen Entwicklungen bei der auf Nanotechnologie spezialisierten Frankfurter Beteiligungsgesellschaft.

Posted: Apr 15th, 2009

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Turning your window into a display

Just one click and the window turns into a display. At the Hannover Messe from April 20 to 24, Fraunhofer research scientists will be demonstrating light-permeable conductive coatings as the basis for transparent displays.

Posted: Apr 15th, 2009

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