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Researchers demonstrate next generation cloaking device

After being the first to demonstrate the feasibility of such a device by constructing a prototype in 2006, a team of Duke University engineers has produced a new type of cloaking device, which is significantly more sophisticated at cloaking in a broad range of frequencies.

Posted: Jan 15th, 2009

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How the sensory organs of bacteria function

Scientists at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz are currently investigating how bacteria manage to pass information on their environment across their membranes into their cell nuclei.

Posted: Jan 15th, 2009

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Physicists resolve a paradox of quantum theory

University of Toronto quantum physicists Jeff Lundeen and Aephraim Steinberg have shown that Hardy's paradox, a proposal that has confounded physicists for over a decade, can be confirmed and ultimately resolved, a task which had seemingly been impossible to perform.

Posted: Jan 14th, 2009

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Nanotechnology in your vitamins

The ability of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate the safety of dietary supplements using nanomaterials is severely limited by lack of information, lack of resources and the agency's lack of statutory authority in certain critical areas, according to a new expert report released by the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN).

Posted: Jan 14th, 2009

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A crystal clear view of chalk formation

Researchers investigated the crystallization of calcium carbonate, known commonly as chalk, and found that stable nanoclusters form in water with a small quantity of dissolved calcium carbonate - not how it was assumed to happen in the past.

Posted: Jan 14th, 2009

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Zukunftskonferenz Nanotechnologie in Berlin

Am 19. Februar 2009 treffen Experten aus Wissenschaft, Politik und Wirtschaft in Berlin aufeinander, um die heute schon bedeutende Rolle der Nanotechnologie in der ostdeutschen Forschungs- und Wirtschaftslandschaft zu diskutieren.

Posted: Jan 14th, 2009

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Insights into polymer film instability could aid high-tech industries

While exploring the properties of polymer formation, a team of scientists at the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) has made a fundamental discovery about these materials that could improve methods of creating the stable crystalline films that are widely used in electronics applications.

Posted: Jan 13th, 2009

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