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New nanopore method for DNA sequencing

Sequencing DNA could get a lot faster and cheaper - and thus closer to routine use in clinical diagnostics - thanks to a new method developed by a research team based at Boston University.

Posted: May 19th, 2010

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UK-Europe collaborations harness biology for engineering

Four new projects, announced today, will develop biological methods that offer a new approach to antibiotic production, power generation for extremely small mechanical components, new classes of medicines and innovative techniques to study cell biology.

Posted: May 19th, 2010

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Carl Zeiss launches nanotechnology image contest

Carl Zeiss invites all users of ZEISS electron and ion microscopes to enter the first Carl Zeiss Nano Image Contest - Think you've created a Nano-masterpiece? The four winners will receive a cinemizer Plus 3D video viewer from Carl Zeiss.

Posted: May 19th, 2010

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A powerful duo: diamond and ceramic

To develop a material with high resistance to wear: that was the objective of a research team. For tools and components specifically subjected to load, their solution delivers an extended product lifespan with better performance characteristics.

Posted: May 19th, 2010

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Materials with potential / Growing through holes

Silicon carbide is an up-and-coming semiconductor material. In a thesis project, the qualities of the crystals and the epitaxial layers underwent precise analysis. Another project combines the advantages of crystalline thin-film solar cells with a back contact structure.

Posted: May 19th, 2010

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New nanoscale electrical phenomenon discovered

At the scale of the very small, physics can get peculiar. A University of Michigan biomedical engineering professor has discovered a new instance of such a nanoscale phenomenon - one that could lead to faster, less expensive portable diagnostic devices and push back frontiers in building micro-mechanical and lab-on-a-chip devices.

Posted: May 18th, 2010

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