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IBM scientists first to measure force required to move individual atoms

IBM scientists, in collaboration with the University of Regensburg in Germany, are the first ever to measure the force it takes to move individual atoms on a surface. This fundamental measurement provides important information for designing future atomic-scale devices: computer chips, miniaturized storage devices, and more.

Posted: Feb 21st, 2008

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Energetic nanoparticles swing sunlight into electricity

The electrons in nanoparticles of noble metal oscillate together apace with the frequency of the light. This phenomenon can be exploited to produce better and cheaper solar cells, scientists at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have shown.

Posted: Feb 21st, 2008

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A nanoscale solution to the $1,000 genome

One day physicians may be able to personalize our medical care based on the genetic information we carry around with us on a thumb-drive. Using nano-scale structures, researchers are trying to develop inexpensive ways to sequence a complete genome, says Jeffery Schloss, Program Director for Technology Development Coordination at the National Human Genome Research Institute.

Posted: Feb 21st, 2008

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India gears up for wars of future

India is launching a futuristic programme to develop sophisticated NBC (nuclear-biological-chemical) defence technology to counter the threats posed by hostile armies or terrorists resorting to such warfare.

Posted: Feb 20th, 2008

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Analogue logic for quantum computing

Digital logic, or bits, is the only paradigm for the IT world, and up to now researchers used it almost exclusively to study quantum information processing. But European scientists, in a series of firsts, have proved that an analogue approach is far easier in the quantum world.

Posted: Feb 20th, 2008

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FDA needs to systemically collect vital nanotechnology data, attorney says

Hundreds of nanotechnology products, including foods, medicines and medical devices, now have reached the market, and their number will grow exponentially in the years ahead. But the main regulatory body, the Food and Drug Administration, is not yet systematically collecting basic nanomaterial information.

Posted: Feb 20th, 2008

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