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Carbon nanotubes detect lung cancer markers in the breath

Using an array of nanotube devices, each coated with a different organic material, researchers at the Israel Institute of Technology have developed diagnostic system that may be able to diagnose lung cancer simply by sampling a patient's breath.

Posted: Nov 20th, 2008

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Electronics that twist

They've made electronics that can bend. They've made electronics that can stretch. And now, they've reached the ultimate goal - electronics that can be subjected to any complex deformation, including twisting.

Posted: Nov 20th, 2008

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Call for applications: European Conference on Synthetic Biology

ECSB 2008 is the second conference in the series, and will draw on international expertise from, on the one hand, biological disciplines (e.g. genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, etc) and on the other hand, computational and engineering experts, to present a balanced overview of the very latest key technologies and research advances as pertaining to synthetic biology in general and to the quest for minimal living forms in particular.

Posted: Nov 20th, 2008

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Graphene Week

The European Science Foundation (ESF), the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and the University of Innsbruck, Austria, are jointly organising a conference on graphene science on March 2-7, 2009 in Obergurgl, Austria.

Posted: Nov 19th, 2008

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