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Physicists play Lego with photons

By manipulating a mysterious quantum property of light known as entanglement, researchers are able to mount up to two photons on top of one another to construct a variety of quantum states of light - that is, build two-story quantum toy houses of any style and architecture.

Posted: Feb 14th, 2010

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Science at the nanoscale: An introductory textbook

This book provides a very detailed and interesting overview of the fundamental principles of nanoscience, discusses the background of several nanoscience experimental techniques, and sheds light on some of the visionary and important applications in the truly interdisciplinary area of nanotechnology.

Posted: Feb 14th, 2010

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Nanotechnology Valentine's

Scientists at the University of Birmingham have made a Valentine card of pure palladium - it is only 8 nanometres in size; you can even see the atoms.

Posted: Feb 14th, 2010

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Novel sensor exploits traditional weakness of nano-devices

By taking advantage of a phenomenon that until now has been a virtual showstopper for electronics designers, a team led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Panos Datskos is developing a chemical and biological sensor with unprecedented sensitivity

Posted: Feb 12th, 2010

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Researchers envision high-tech applications for 'multiferroic' crystals

Two of The Florida State University's most accomplished scientists recently joined forces on a collaborative research project that has yielded groundbreaking results involving an unusual family of crystalline minerals. Their findings could lay the groundwork for future researchers seeking to develop a new generation of computer chips and other information-storage devices that can hold vast amounts of data and be strongly encrypted for security purposes.

Posted: Feb 12th, 2010

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In vivo engineering of organs

Scientists have developed a fast and cost-efficient method for producing sufficient amounts of bone and cartilage tissue using the body's own cells.

Posted: Feb 12th, 2010

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