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Future memory

Ferroelectric materials could bring down cost of cloud computing and electronic devices.

Posted: Aug 22nd, 2012

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Carbon nanotubes can to be toxic to aquatic animals

A joint study by the University of Missouri and United States Geological Survey found that they can be toxic to aquatic animals. The researchers urge that care be taken to prevent the release of CNTs into the environment as the materials enter mass production.

Posted: Aug 22nd, 2012

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Nanotechnology in space

Nanotechnology will play an important role in future space missions. Nanosensors, dramatically improved high-performance materials, or highly efficient propulsion systems are but a few examples.

Posted: Aug 22nd, 2012

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Molecule reorganizes itself for new functions

The discovery of a synthetic molecule, made up of 60 simple components that are able to reorganize themselves to produce new functions, will lead to better understanding of nature's processes.

Posted: Aug 22nd, 2012

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Nanosensors are key to 'electronic nose' prototype

Research by Nosang Myung, a professor at the University of California, Riverside, Bourns College of Engineering, has enabled a Riverside company to develop an 'electronic nose' prototype that can detect small quantities of harmful airborne substances.

Posted: Aug 21st, 2012

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Tackling the brain's barrier (w/video)

The blood-brain barrier protects the brain so effectively that it also prevents helpful drugs and therapeutic agents from reaching diseased areas of the brain. And because scientists know very little about the blood-brain barrier, discovering ways to overcome the blockade has been a challenge.

Posted: Aug 21st, 2012

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Self-charging power cell converts and stores energy in a single unit

Researchers have developed a self-charging power cell that directly converts mechanical energy to chemical energy, storing the power until it is released as electrical current. By eliminating the need to convert mechanical energy to electrical energy for charging a battery, the new hybrid generator-storage cell utilizes mechanical energy more efficiently than systems using separate generators and batteries.

Posted: Aug 21st, 2012

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Flexible electronics: the CONTEST project kicks off

The Fondazione Bruno Kessler of Trento will coordinate the CONTEST project (COllaborative Network for Training in Electronic Skin Technology), an Initial Training Network (ITN) Marie Curie project funded by the European Commission involving European research, academic and business players.

Posted: Aug 21st, 2012

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