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Nanowires key to future transistors, electronics

A new generation of ultrasmall transistors and more powerful computer chips using tiny structures called semiconducting nanowires are closer to reality after a key discovery by researchers at IBM, Purdue University and the University of California at Los Angeles.

Posted: Nov 26th, 2009

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Europe's multi-million-euro commitment to nanomedicine

The EU ERA-NET initiative EuroNanoMed will support eight transnational research projects with EUR 17 million based on the result of its first call for proposals, which was launched in May 2009 to promote collaborative and interdisciplinary research into nanomedicine - the application of nanotechnology to health.

Posted: Nov 26th, 2009

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Nano-towers fire off single photons

Wuerzburg physicists are global leaders in the creation of sophisticated nanostructures. The fruits of their research could make tap-proof data transmission a possibility in the future.

Posted: Nov 26th, 2009

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Neues Forschungszentrum Photonische Technologien in Stuttgart

Ob es um die Entwicklung neuer optischer Materialien, wie etwa ultraduenne Metallfilme geht, um metallische Nanopartikel, um das Schalten mit Licht, um ultraschnelle Nanooptik, um Atomoptik in Wellenleitern, um Halbleiter-Quantenpunkte, um neuartige Lichtquellen und Interferometer oder um die Optimierung von Nano-Antennen: In der Optik, Photonik und Optolelektronik ist die Universitaet Stuttgart hervorragend aufgestellt.

Posted: Nov 26th, 2009

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RNA on the move

In the fruit fly Drosophila, oskar mRNA, which is involved in defining the animal's body axes, is produced in the nuclei of nurse cells neighbouring the oocyte, and must be transported to the oocyte and along its entire length before being translated into protein. Scientists have now visualized the molecular mechanism that underlies this localisation process.

Posted: Nov 26th, 2009

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Fishing for active substances - new screening procedure

With a new screening method, based on a DNA-encoded substance collection, ETH researchers from the a group headed by Dario Neri, professor of bio-macromolecules at the Institute for Pharmaceutical Sciences, are attempting to revolutionise the search for potentially active substances for medicines.

Posted: Nov 25th, 2009

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Joint German-Arab energy research

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the University of Sharjah (UOS) will cooperate in the future. Cooperation with the University of Sharjah will cover joint research projects to study urgent aspects of energy research, the focus being on renewable and sustainable energies.

Posted: Nov 25th, 2009

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