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An electron microscope with glasses

An electron microscope with glasses that correct the spherical aberration of the lens in order to achieve even higher resolution is currently being assembled at the Electron Microscopy Centre (EMEZ) at ETH Zurich.

Posted: Nov 5th, 2009

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US scholar: 'Don't choose clean tech winners too early'

In order to manage the huge task of transforming the current energy system to fit climate considerations, it is important to keep future ground-breaking technology options open while making early emission cuts by using energy more efficiently, says Franklin M. Orr, director of the Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University.

Posted: Nov 4th, 2009

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Bacteria mix it up at the microscopic level

In studies of the motion of tiny swimming bacteria, scientists found that the microscopic organisms can stir fluids remarkably quickly and effectively. As a result, the bacterial flagella could act like tiny motors to mix chemicals in biomedical kits, among other applications.

Posted: Nov 4th, 2009

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Tiny injector to speed development of new, safer, cheaper drugs

Engineering researchers at McMaster University have fabricated a palm-sized, automated, micro-injector that can insert proteins, DNA and other biomolecules into individual cells at volumes exponentially higher than current procedures, and at a fraction of the cost.

Posted: Nov 4th, 2009

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