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Optical computing moves closer to reality

Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have theorized a way to increase the speed of pulses of light that bound across chains of tiny metal particles to well past the speed of light by altering the particle shape.

Posted: Aug 19th, 2008

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Chemist designs new 'catch-and-tell' molecules

The discovery is based on previous pioneering research by Professor De Silva and his colleagues at Queen?s, which created ?catch and tell? sensor molecules that send out light signals when they catch chemicals in blood.

Posted: Aug 19th, 2008

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Energieeffizienz durch Mikro- und Nanotechnologie

Energieeffizienz, eines der aktuell bedeutsamsten Themen fuer Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft, wird von Mikro- und Nanotechnik-Experten auf der MST-Regionalkonferenz NRW 2008 am 27. Oktober in Dortmund diskutiert.

Posted: Aug 19th, 2008

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Molecular Programming Project at Caltech receives $10m NSF funding

The National Science Foundation's Expeditions in Computing program has awarded $10 million to the Molecular Programming Project, a collaborative effort by researchers at the California Institute of Technology and the University of Washington to establish a fundamental approach to the design of complex molecular and chemical systems based on the principles of computer science.

Posted: Aug 18th, 2008

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New speed record for magnetic memories

An experiment carried out at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) has realized spin torque switching of a nanomagnet as fast as the fundamental speed limit allows.

Posted: Aug 18th, 2008

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IBM announces first working SRAM for the 22 nanometer node

IBM and its joint development partners - AMD, Freescale, STMicroelectronics, Toshiba and the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) - today announced the first working static random access memory (SRAM) for the 22 nanometer (nm) technology node, the world's first reported working cell.

Posted: Aug 18th, 2008

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Improved technique determines structure in membrane proteins

By combining custom-built spectrometers, novel probe designs and faster pulse sequences, a team led by Illinois chemistry professor Chad Rienstra has developed unique capabilities for probing protein chemistry and structure through the use of solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy.

Posted: Aug 17th, 2008

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