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The DIAMOND project - a semiconductor's best friend?

A new EU-funded project is set to simplify life for Europe's semiconductor and electronics industries by making it easier to detect and correct errors. Called DIAMOND ('Diagnosis, error modelling and correction for reliable systems design'), the EUR 3.8 million, 3-year project is funded under the Information and communication technologies (ICT) Theme of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).

Posted: Jan 28th, 2010

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Wyss Institute launches 'molecular origami' interactive feature

Molecular Origami is a process that allows researchers to build nano-sized structures out of DNA (or RNA). To help illustrate the basics of DNA origami, Harvard's Wyss Institute has created a Flash-based interactive feature that allows users to build virtual nanostructures by sequencing a simple, abstract representation of a DNA molecule and then allowing it to self assemble.

Posted: Jan 28th, 2010

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Smart capsules that release their contents at a selected temperature

How can an active principle be delivered in a controlled way? Until now, there was no obvious answer to this question. Now however, researchers at the CNRS Paul Pascal Research Center in Bordeaux have designed smart capsules that are able to release their contents on demand, simply by raising the temperature.

Posted: Jan 27th, 2010

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