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Big boost for tiny technology

Neil Kane and his staff had figured out how to rearrange methane gas to create industrial diamonds, but their company could not afford to build the highly specialized lab needed for developing such nanotechnology.

Posted: Dec 17th, 2007

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Chip-shrinking may be nearing its limits

Sixty years after transistors were invented and nearly five decades since they were first integrated into silicon chips, the tiny on-off switches dubbed the 'nerve cells' of the information age are starting to show their age.

Posted: Dec 17th, 2007

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ASU paves way for bioscience education

To help meet the need of Arizona’s booming bioscience sector and create the next generation of highly skilled, interdisciplinary scientists, the Arizona Board of Regents recently approved an innovative Arizona State University graduate degree in biological design.

Posted: Dec 14th, 2007

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Biochips on guard of health

The project of the laboratory of biological microchips at the Institute of Molecular Biology (Russian Academy of Sciences ) is one of the winners at the contest of projects on the “Living Systems” priority direction of the Federal Target Program guided by the Federal Agency for Science and Innovations (Rosnauka).

Posted: Dec 14th, 2007

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Light from crystals wins German Future Prize 2007

Together with Dr. Andreas Bräuer of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering IOF in Jena, Dr. Klaus Streubel and Dr. Stefan Illek of OSRAM Opto Semiconductors have won the German Future Prize 2007, the technology and innovation award bestowed by the German President, for their joint development of LED-based illumination modules.

Posted: Dec 14th, 2007

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VCU Across the Spectrum launches in December

Research in biology, chemistry and medicine intersects with the arts, business and world studies in the premiere issue of Across the Spectrum, a new online magazine showcasing the scope of Virginia Commonwealth University’s nearly $230 million research program across both of its campuses.

Posted: Dec 14th, 2007

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