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New nanoparticle vaccine is more effective but less expensive

Good news for public health: Bioengineering researchers from the EPFL in Switzerland, have developed and patented a nanoparticle that can deliver vaccines more effectively, with fewer side effects, and at a fraction of the cost of current vaccine technologies.

Posted: Sep 17th, 2007

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Cornell gets $2.9M for training grad students in nanoscience

A new $2.9 million graduate student training program at Cornell, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), will help bridge the problematic gap among various scientific disciplines, in an effort to solve common problems a range of scientists face.

Posted: Sep 17th, 2007

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Micro- and nanosensor smart system to wake up sleepy drivers

Greek Transport Institute IMET at the National Center for Research and Technology Development in Thessaloniki is working on a smart system that will be able to monitor alertness levels in drivers, recognize symptoms of sleepiness and give drivers a wake-up call.

Posted: Sep 14th, 2007

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'Radio wave cooling' offers new twist on laser cooling

Researchers have used radio waves to dampen the motion of a miniature mechanical oscillator containing more than a quadrillion atoms, a cooling technique that may open a new window into the quantum world using smaller and simpler equipment.

Posted: Sep 14th, 2007

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Researchers find find flaw in model describing DNA elasticity

Scientists have found a flaw in the most common model for DNA elasticity, a discovery that will improve the accuracy of single-molecule research and perhaps pave the way for DNA to become an official standard for measuring picoscale forces, a notoriously difficult challenge.

Posted: Sep 14th, 2007

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