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Learn about nanosoccer from new website and video

If you love soccer but don't want to wait until the next World Cup in 2010 to satisfy your appetite for the most popular game on Earth, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has the answer - though the nourishment comes in very small bites.

Posted: May 29th, 2008

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A molecular 'salve' to sooth surface stresses

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have shown for the first time that a single layer of molecular 'salve' can significantly soothe the stresses affecting clean metal surfaces.

Posted: May 29th, 2008

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World's smallest bowl of Ramen

Japanese scientists say they have used cutting-edge technology to create a noodle bowl so small it can be seen only through a microscope.

Posted: May 29th, 2008

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FEST award promotes innovative Nanoelectronics Research

Avik Ghosh, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Virginia, recently won an internal Fund for Excellence in Science and Technology (FEST) Distinguished Young Investigator Grant for a research proposal that could ultimately transform transistor technology.

Posted: May 29th, 2008

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INO signs a cooperation agreement with a major German partner

INO (the National Optics Institute in Canada) announces the signing of a cooperation agreement with the Bavarian Laser Centre GmbH (BLZ), a research centre in Erlangen, Germany, specializing in photonic microsystems research, development, and production.

Posted: May 29th, 2008

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Monkeys control a bionic arm with their thoughts

A monkey has successfully fed itself with fluid, well-controlled movements of a human-like robotic arm by using only signals from its brain, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine report in the journal Nature.

Posted: May 28th, 2008

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Fraunhofer and MIT establish research center for renewable energy

The research scientists of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE will in future be working in close cooperation with the scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT. The new Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems is located in the immediate vicinity of the MIT campus.

Posted: May 28th, 2008

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Printed biochips

Peptide arrays are powerful tools for developing new medical substances as well as for diagnosis and therapy techniques. A new production method based on laser printing will enable the potential of peptide arrays to be effectively utilized for the first time.

Posted: May 28th, 2008

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