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A nanoscale solution to the $1,000 genome

One day physicians may be able to personalize our medical care based on the genetic information we carry around with us on a thumb-drive. Using nano-scale structures, researchers are trying to develop inexpensive ways to sequence a complete genome, says Jeffery Schloss, Program Director for Technology Development Coordination at the National Human Genome Research Institute.

Posted: Feb 21st, 2008

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India gears up for wars of future

India is launching a futuristic programme to develop sophisticated NBC (nuclear-biological-chemical) defence technology to counter the threats posed by hostile armies or terrorists resorting to such warfare.

Posted: Feb 20th, 2008

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Analogue logic for quantum computing

Digital logic, or bits, is the only paradigm for the IT world, and up to now researchers used it almost exclusively to study quantum information processing. But European scientists, in a series of firsts, have proved that an analogue approach is far easier in the quantum world.

Posted: Feb 20th, 2008

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FDA needs to systemically collect vital nanotechnology data, attorney says

Hundreds of nanotechnology products, including foods, medicines and medical devices, now have reached the market, and their number will grow exponentially in the years ahead. But the main regulatory body, the Food and Drug Administration, is not yet systematically collecting basic nanomaterial information.

Posted: Feb 20th, 2008

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Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) on a chip

A super-sensitive mini-sensor developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) can detect nuclear magnetic resonance in tiny samples of fluids flowing through a novel microchip. The prototype chip device, developed in a collaboration between NIST and the University of California, may have wide application as a sensitive chemical analyzer, for example in rapid screening to find new drugs.

Posted: Feb 20th, 2008

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Taiwan to allot NT$23 billion for nanoscience, nanotechnology R&D

The government is planning to appropriate NT$23 billion (US$726 million) to fund the second stage of the 'Taiwan National Science and Technology Program for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology' slated for 2009-2014, officials at the cabinet-level National Science Council said Tuesday.

Posted: Feb 20th, 2008

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