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Purging nanotechnology's innovation bottleneck

There is plenty of innovation in micro- and nanotechnologies, but bringing new devices to market is often prohibitively expensive. Many micro devices have small production volumes, while design, packaging and testing are costly. Now European researchers are breaking down the barriers by developing design methodologies that focus on manufacturing, packaging and testing.

Posted: Jan 9th, 2008

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United we compute: FermiGrid continues to yield results

The birth of FermiGrid, an initiative aiming to unite all of Fermilab's computing resources into a single grid infrastructure, changed the way that computing was done at the lab, improving efficiency and making better use of these resources along the way.

Posted: Jan 9th, 2008

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Future rests with biomedical scientists

With barriers between disciplines vanishing, there is need for biomedical scientists to familiarise themselves with subjects such as electronics, computers, and nanotechnology to take research forward.

Posted: Jan 9th, 2008

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Future soldier will generate power

The American soldier of the future will be garbed in an array of lightweight nanoscale materials that will provide ballistic protection, produce power through solar energy and integrate electronics that can monitor health and provide assistance when needed.

Posted: Jan 9th, 2008

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LSE governor discusses shaping company and skills

Globalization, rapid technological change and communications interconnectivity are changing the world's business environment at an unprecedented pace, all in the face of huge political, social and environmental uncertainty.

Posted: Jan 9th, 2008

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Molecules that matter

A university gallery in upper New York state has merged art and science in a display of 10 giant molecules that each represent a key piece of American life and society over the past century.

Posted: Jan 8th, 2008

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New technology aims to cool hot chips

Heat bedevils semiconductor engineers, who have in recent years seen their quest to build ever-faster chips frustrated by the ravages of excess heat. At the same time, they are under pressure to better control heat amid rising electricity costs for cooling electronics, demand for longer battery life in mobile devices and an ascendant green movement. Now a small company called Nextreme Inc. says it has found a way to make chips 'cool' again.

Posted: Jan 8th, 2008

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New membranes improve carbon dioxide capture

An EU-funded research is using a process known as facilitated transport in an effort to develop effective, inexpensive and eco-friendly membranes to remove carbon dioxide from other gases.

Posted: Jan 8th, 2008

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