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Spinning of high strength fiber using single-walled carbon nanotubes

A research team from the Research Center for Advanced Carbon Materials of the National Institute for Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Japan has developed a novel synthesis method for SWNTs (single-walled carbon nanotubes) to be the core material for nanotechnologies.

Posted: Jun 15th, 2006

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Toughening implants with zirconia

In the BIOKER project, funded under the European Commission GROWTH programme, methods and materials were investigated with the aim to increase the life span of ceramic-ceramic knee and hip orthopaedic implants.

Posted: Jun 14th, 2006

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Snapshots shake up views about proteins

Using nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, which allowed detection of protein folding events at the level of single atoms, researchers produced the equivalent of a sequence of snapshots of the protein folding process.

Posted: Jun 14th, 2006

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Researchers develop smart petri dish

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have developed what they call a Smart Petri Dish that could be used to rapidly screen new drugs for toxic interactions or identify cells in the early stages of cancer circulating through blood.

Posted: Jun 13th, 2006

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