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Researchers improve foods for elderly

Improved foods for elderly patients with swallowing difficulties are a potential outcome from a new industry linkage grant awarded to a team of University of Queensland researchers.

Posted: Jun 2nd, 2008

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A flexible approach to new displays

The moving pictures seen in books and newspapers in the Harry Potter films are a step closer to reality with new display technologies developed by European researchers.

Posted: Jun 1st, 2008

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Synergy between biology and physics drives cell-imaging technology

Developing techniques to image the complex biological systems found at the sub-cellular level has traditionally been hampered by divisions between the academic fields of biology and physics. However, a new interdisciplinary zeal has seen a number of exciting advances in super-resolution imaging technologies.

Posted: Jun 1st, 2008

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Research measures movement of nanomaterials in simple model food chain

New research shows that while engineered nanomaterials can be transferred up the lowest levels of the food chain from single celled organisms to higher multicelled ones, the amount transferred was relatively low and there was no evidence of the nanomaterials concentrating in the higher level organisms.

Posted: May 30th, 2008

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Tiny particles solve big problems

Cutting edge nanotechnology research at North Carolina State University is leading to advances in everything from revitalizing HIV drugs to creating harder, stronger nanocrystalline iron that can really take the heat.

Posted: May 30th, 2008

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Workshop: Green nanotechnologies conquer construction

Green nanotechnology allows sustainable construction. This is the theme of one day workshop in Copenhagen. The workshop takes place in connection with this years Nanotech Northern Europe Conference (NTNE), the largest annual nanotech conference in Europe.

Posted: May 30th, 2008

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Brown to host conference on advances in neurotechnology

'Neurotechnology isn't science fiction - it's here today,"'says John Donoghue, professor of neuroscience and engineering and director of the Brown Institute for Brain Science. 'Devices that connect to the nervous system are already helping those with paralysis to move again, those with blindness to see and those with deafness to hear.'

Posted: May 30th, 2008

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Moving molecules within molecules

Experts in the field of nanoscience have discovered a way of controlling the motion and detecting the forces that move molecules within molecules.

Posted: May 29th, 2008

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Learn about nanosoccer from new website and video

If you love soccer but don't want to wait until the next World Cup in 2010 to satisfy your appetite for the most popular game on Earth, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has the answer - though the nourishment comes in very small bites.

Posted: May 29th, 2008

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