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Plastics-based electronics

Light-emitting or energy-converting, intelligent and flexible: customers are eagerly awaiting the products of the future, prototypes of which will be on show during K 2010, the world's leading plastics and rubber trade fair, to be held in Dusseldorf from 27 October to 3 November.

Posted: Jul 28th, 2010

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Quantenphysik trifft Materialphysik

Eine Forschungsgruppe um Georg Kresse, Professor fuer Computational Quantum Mechanics an der Universitaet Wien, hat eine neuartige Methode zur Beschreibung der Wechselwirkung zwischen Elektronen entwickelt.

Posted: Jul 28th, 2010

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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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