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Texas turns attention to nanotechnology

Nanotechnology, particularly as it merges with biotechnology, is likely the next hot industry in Texas, which remains economically strong despite a broad national slowdown, Secretary of State Phil Wilson said this week.

Posted: May 16th, 2008

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The singularity: A special report

If you're waiting to upload your consciousness into a computer, don't hold your breath; the rapture of the geeks could be a long time in coming.

Posted: May 16th, 2008

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MIT creates new material for fuel cells

MIT engineers have improved the power output of one type of fuel cell by more than 50 percent through technology that could help these environmentally friendly energy storage devices find a much broader market, particularly in portable electronics.

Posted: May 15th, 2008

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Carbon-coated nanomagnets as potential hyperthermia agents

Research presented today at the 103rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association suggests that nanoparticles consisting of metallic iron with a protective carbon coat could serve as a safe and effective hyperthermia agent.

Posted: May 15th, 2008

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Nanostructures will raise thin-film solar cell efficiency

Thanks to nanostructures that scatter and channel light, University of California, San Diego electrical engineers are working toward thin-film 'single junction' solar cells with the potential for nearly 45 percent sunlight-to-electricity conversion efficiencies.

Posted: May 15th, 2008

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