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Brighten up - it's a new plastic optical fibre technology

It may look like little more than fishing line, but thin, tough and flexible plastic optical fibre promises to revolutionise high-speed, last-mile communications networks, enable new sensing devices and even add sparkle to clothing. Its evolution is being aided by groundbreaking research in Europe.

Posted: Oct 16th, 2009

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Leti's planar-SOI technology meets low-power, 22nm node requirements

Leti, a leading global research center committed to creating and commercializing innovation in micro- and nanotechnologies, today presented results at the SOI Industry Consortium workshop in Leuven, Belgium, that prove SOI-based planar CMOS meets requirements for low-power, 22nm node devices, offering a practical route to further feature shrink and enabling a significant jump for 'green' products.

Posted: Oct 16th, 2009

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EU plans to review its policies on nanomaterials

The EU executive plans to respond positively to the European Parliament's call for a number of EU policies and regulations covering health and environmental safety issues related to nanomaterials to be reviewed.

Posted: Oct 16th, 2009

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Nanobeschichtung macht Fingerabdruck unsichtbar

Auf der Messe Parts2Clean in Stuttgart zeigen Fraunhofer-Wissenschaftler vom 20. bis 22. Oktober 2009 (Halle 1/Stand F 610/G 709), wie mithilfe einer unsichtbaren Nanoschicht Fingerabdruecke auf Metall- oder Kunststoffoberflaechen unsichtbar werden.

Posted: Oct 15th, 2009

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Bug barcode readers hold out promise of universal vaccines

Veterinary scientists propose that by harnessing the system that reads the biological 'barcodes' of infectious microbes such as food poisoning bacteria, flu viruses and protozoa that cause malaria, one vaccine could be made to prevent a particular disease in all mammals.

Posted: Oct 15th, 2009

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