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Putin to double science spending

President Vladimir Putin promised that science spending would be doubled in two years, adding that it was crucial to ensuring the country's development.

Posted: Nov 30th, 2007

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Nanotechnology's rear view mirror

The New York Times today carries an article that deals with the recent Cornell University research describing how blending nanoscale particles of clay into a biodegradable plastic made it stronger yet quicker to decompose in compost.

Posted: Nov 29th, 2007

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Fears over nanotechnology in food

Opponents to nanotechnology say it's a much scarier prospect than GM (genetically modified) food, and while it can make food look better and last longer, there are fears about how it might affect the human body.

Posted: Nov 29th, 2007

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Mastering molecular memory

A new molecule that switches shape when triggered by light could lead to nanoscale memory devices, say chemists in Japan.

Posted: Nov 28th, 2007

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