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Researchers synthesize molecule with self-control

Plants have an ambivalent relationship with light. They need it to live, but too much light leads to the increased production of high-energy chemical intermediates that can injure or kill the plant. Researchers have designed a molecule that mimics what happens in nature.

Posted: May 12th, 2008

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Biochips can detect cancers before symptoms develop

In their fight against cancer, doctors have just gained an impressive new weapon to add to their arsenal. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have developed a chip that can save lives by diagnosing certain cancers even before patients become symptomatic.

Posted: May 12th, 2008

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Federal government taps North Carolina State experts to explain nanotechnology risks

The arm of the federal government responsible for coordinating nanotechnology research and regulations across the country has called on experts from North Carolina State University to craft a white paper that will lay out how government and industry officials should communicate potential risks associated with nanotechnology to the media and the public.

Posted: May 12th, 2008

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NanoRisk: What can you do about it?

If you work in the electronic, biomedical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, energy, catalytic, and materials industries and your employer uses nanoparticles or materials that contain nanoparticles, you may be at risk for exposure.

Posted: May 11th, 2008

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Made-to-order isotopes hold promise on science's frontier

Designer labels have a lot of cachet - a principle that's equally true in fashion and physics. The future of nuclear physics is in designer isotopes - the relatively new power scientists have to make specific rare isotopes to solve scientific problems and open doors to new technologies.

Posted: May 9th, 2008

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All-in-one gene detection on a chip

Scientists in Singapore have invented a tiny machine that can rapidly prepare, purify and genetically analyse blood or other biological samples in less than 20 minutes

Posted: May 9th, 2008

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Finnish research result: Future electronics will give more space for design

In the future, the rigid electronic boards will not place restrictions in the design of new products, as the manufacturing technology is being developed towards more flexible, design-friendly and inexpensive form of electronics. New manufacturing methods will change the production processes and will enable the manufacturing of entirely new kinds of products.

Posted: May 9th, 2008

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Blueprint for GBP 1bn UK technology drive unveiled

The UK's Technology Strategy Board has revealed its three-year strategic plan and outlined how it will promote and invest in technology-driven innovation for the benefit of business, to increase sustainable economic growth and to improve quality of life.

Posted: May 9th, 2008

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