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Advanved composite materials for renewable energy technologies

Advanced composite materials are playing a vital role in improved design and reduced operating costs for renewable energy technologies. Research presented today [Tuesday 30 June] will highlight how wind, marine and solar power could address these challenges within the renewable energy industry.

Posted: Jun 30th, 2009

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DNA boxes to encapsulate nanomaterials

Until now, researchers have focused on 2D origami, but Makoto Komiyama and Akinori Kuzuya at the University of Tokyo have shifted their focus to 3D structures. The pair folded DNA strands into an open-box shape and identified it using atomic force microscopy.

Posted: Jun 29th, 2009

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Bio-inspired and nanoscale integrated computing

Within the area of nanotechnology, the study of nanoscale and bio-inspired integrated computing has attracted major attention in recent years. This is the first book to specifically focus on the computing aspects of nanotechnology for engineers, computer engineers, and biomedical engineers who are interested in designing faster and denser computing architectures and algorithms.

Posted: Jun 29th, 2009

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Nano trojan horse to kill cancer cells

Australian researchers are set to begin human trials of a tiny nano-cell that acts as a "Trojan horse" against cancer cells, a breakthrough they say may curb the need for debilitating chemotherapy.

Posted: Jun 29th, 2009

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Laser-created temporal lens could lead to movies of molecular processes

A team at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has figured out a possible way to observe and record the behavior of matter at the molecular level. That ability could open the door to a wide range of applications in ultrafast electron microscopy used in a large array of scientific, medical and technological fields.

Posted: Jun 29th, 2009

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Weighing a single atom with carbon nanotubes

How can you weigh a single atom? European researchers have built an exquisite new device that can do just that. It may ultimately allow scientists to study the progress of chemical reactions, molecule by molecule.

Posted: Jun 29th, 2009

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