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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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