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Cheaper substrates made of oxide materials

Imagine building cheaper electronics on a variety of substrates - materials like plastic, paper, or fabric. Researchers at Taiwan's National Chiao Tung University have made a discovery that opens this door, allowing them to build electronic components like diodes on many different substrates.

Posted: Jul 27th, 2010

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Postdoctoral research awards will recognize entrepreneurship excellence

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the National Postdoctoral Association have announced the call for nominations for the 2011 Kauffman Foundation Outstanding Postdoctoral Entrepreneur and Emerging Postdoctoral Entrepreneur awards, which recognize exceptional postdocs who are working to commercialize research.

Posted: Jul 27th, 2010

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Multifunctional nanoparticle enables new biological imaging technique

Spotting a single cancerous cell that has broken free from a tumor and is traveling through the bloodstream to colonize a new organ might seem like finding a needle in a haystack. But a new imaging technique from the University of Washington is a first step toward making this possible.

Posted: Jul 27th, 2010

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Location-based security is ensured by using quantum mechanics

A research group led by computer scientists at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has proved that cryptography - the practice and study of hiding information - that is based solely on physical location is possible by using quantum mechanics.

Posted: Jul 27th, 2010

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National Nanotechnology Initiative at ten: Nanotechnology Innovation Summit

The Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI), in cooperation with the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), announced today a National Nanotechnology Innovation Summit to mark the 10th anniversary of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) to be held December 8-10, 2010 at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD.

Posted: Jul 26th, 2010

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