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The European Patent Office and the European Commission announced the twelve nominees for the Inventor of the Year 2008 awards

Today, the European Patent Office (EPO) and the European Commission announced the twelve nominees for the Inventor of the Year 2008 awards. An independent and high-profile international jury has nominated twelve outstanding researchers and their inventions which have had a significant impact on our everyday lives and were patented by the EPO between 1993 and 2002.

Posted: Apr 10th, 2008

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ESF-FWF conference on chemical control with electrons and photons

The precise control over chemical transformations, both in terms of 'tuning' reaction products and allowing site specific chemical control is the subject of one of the most exciting and rapidly developing areas of modern science - introducing the potential for the creation of new materials and the development of new technologies with dramatic implications for advances in such fields as nanotechnology, quantum electronics and biophysics.

Posted: Apr 10th, 2008

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NMP Finland - nanotechnology, materials and new production

The NMP Finland Conference next week presents the cutting edge of Finnish nanotechnology, materials and new production technologies. The conference provides an opportunity to meet the leading companies and partners behind the new technologies.

Posted: Apr 9th, 2008

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Memory in artificial atoms

Danish nano-physicists have made a discovery that can change the way we store data on our computers. This means that in the future we can store data much faster, and more accurate.

Posted: Apr 9th, 2008

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DVDs and CD-ROMs that thwart global warming

Carbon dioxide removed from smokestack emissions in order to slow global warming in the future could become a valuable raw material for the production of DVDs, beverage bottles and other products made from polycarbonate plastics, chemists are reporting.

Posted: Apr 8th, 2008

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