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New portable device detects Salmonella in under an hour

IIK4 Technological Alliance has designed a low-cost, rapid diagnostic device for detecting the presence of Salmonella spp. and other bacteria in less than one hour, a much shorter time than current systems. Unlike others, this project used clinical samples directly, without prior treatment in a laboratory.

Posted: Jan 22nd, 2009

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Semi-conducting nanotubes produced in quantity

After announcing last April a method for growing exceptionally long, straight, numerous and well-aligned carbon cylinders only a few atoms thick, a Duke University-led team of chemists has now modified that process to create exclusively semiconducting versions of these single-walled carbon nanotubes.

Posted: Jan 21st, 2009

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High school students go to NanoCamp

While most teenagers are at the beach this summer, 12 high school pupils from across the country are busy in the laboratory at the inaugural NanoCamp at Massey University's Manawatu campus.

Posted: Jan 20th, 2009

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Josephson effect for photons observed in new optical system

The Josephson effect is the phenomenon of current flow across two weakly coupled superconductors, separated by a very thin insulating barrier. It has important applications in quantum-mechanical circuits, such as superconducting quantum interference devices.

Posted: Jan 20th, 2009

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Video: la nanotecnologia

Jordi Pascual, Director del Institut Catala de Nanotecnologia, y Nicolas Garcia, Director del laboratorio de Fisica de Sistemas pequenos y Nanotecnologia, nos acompanan en el plato para ver las posibilidades de esta ciencia tan prometedora.

Posted: Jan 20th, 2009

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