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Nanobodies zur Behandlung schwerer Krankheiten

Die Forschungsgruppe von Prof. Markus Affolter am Biozentrum der Uni Basel hat erstmals eine Methode entwickelt, mit der sich Nanobodies zur gezielten Beeinflussung und Steuerung von Proteinfunktionen im Koerper einsetzen lassen.

Posted: Dec 12th, 2011

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Storage mechanism for entangled photons another step towards quantum computing

In the newly proposed scheme, the crystal generating the entangled photons is placed between two mirrors. Interference effects caused by the photons bouncing back and forth between the mirrors ensure that the photons are produced with a very narrow distribution of wavelengths, which is an important requirement for quantum computers.

Posted: Dec 12th, 2011

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Multi-purpose photonic chip paves the way to programmable quantum processors

A multi-purpose optical chip which generates, manipulates and measures entanglement and mixture - two quantum phenomena which are essential driving forces for tomorrow's quantum computers - has been developed by researchers from the University of Bristol's Centre for Quantum Photonics. This work represents an important step forward in the race to develop a quantum computer.

Posted: Dec 11th, 2011

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Quantum tunneling results in record transistor performance

Researchers from Penn State and epitaxial wafer maker IQE have created a high performance transistor that could help solve one of the vexing problems of today's MOSFET technology - reducing the power demand whether the transistors are idle or switching.

Posted: Dec 9th, 2011

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Neutrons answer shampoo formulation puzzle

A research team at the Institut Laue-Langevin, the flagship centre for neutron science, has demonstrated quantitatively the science behind an anomaly in the surface tension of polyelectrolyte/surfactant mixtures. Their findings show that the dramatic increase in surface tension that affects the production of various pharmaceutical and cosmetic formulations is caused by the comprehensive aggregation of active ingredients.

Posted: Dec 9th, 2011

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