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Future rests with biomedical scientists

With barriers between disciplines vanishing, there is need for biomedical scientists to familiarise themselves with subjects such as electronics, computers, and nanotechnology to take research forward.

Posted: Jan 9th, 2008

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Future soldier will generate power

The American soldier of the future will be garbed in an array of lightweight nanoscale materials that will provide ballistic protection, produce power through solar energy and integrate electronics that can monitor health and provide assistance when needed.

Posted: Jan 9th, 2008

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LSE governor discusses shaping company and skills

Globalization, rapid technological change and communications interconnectivity are changing the world's business environment at an unprecedented pace, all in the face of huge political, social and environmental uncertainty.

Posted: Jan 9th, 2008

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Molecules that matter

A university gallery in upper New York state has merged art and science in a display of 10 giant molecules that each represent a key piece of American life and society over the past century.

Posted: Jan 8th, 2008

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New technology aims to cool hot chips

Heat bedevils semiconductor engineers, who have in recent years seen their quest to build ever-faster chips frustrated by the ravages of excess heat. At the same time, they are under pressure to better control heat amid rising electricity costs for cooling electronics, demand for longer battery life in mobile devices and an ascendant green movement. Now a small company called Nextreme Inc. says it has found a way to make chips 'cool' again.

Posted: Jan 8th, 2008

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New membranes improve carbon dioxide capture

An EU-funded research is using a process known as facilitated transport in an effort to develop effective, inexpensive and eco-friendly membranes to remove carbon dioxide from other gases.

Posted: Jan 8th, 2008

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New nanostructured thin film shows promise for efficient solar energy conversion

In the race to make solar cells cheaper and more efficient, many researchers and start-up companies are betting on new designs that exploit nanostructures. Using nanotechnology, researchers can experiment with and control how a material generates, captures, transports, and stores free electrons - properties that are important for the conversion of sunlight into electricity.

Posted: Jan 8th, 2008

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Pushing the limits of chip miniaturization

Over the last four decades, computer chips have found their way into virtually every electronic device in the world. During that time they have become smaller, cheaper and more powerful, but, for a team of European researchers, there is still plenty of scope to push back the limits of miniaturization.

Posted: Jan 8th, 2008

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