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What's old is new again

UC Riverside engineer plans to use century-old automotive manufacturing technique to enhance performance and reliability of novel miniaturized medical devices.

Posted: Apr 23rd, 2013

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New research findings open door to zinc-oxide-based UV lasers, LED devices

Researchers from North Carolina State University have solved a long-standing materials science problem, making it possible to create new semiconductor devices using zinc oxide -- including efficient ultraviolet lasers and LED devices for use in sensors and drinking water treatment, as well as new ferromagnetic devices.

Posted: Apr 23rd, 2013

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Nanotechnology to fight hospital superbugs

Each year, twice as many people die in Europe from hospital acquired infections than from road accidents. These infectious diseases have developed antibiotic resistance and spread despite the best efforts of staff, mainly through textiles like bed linen. But the technology developed by a European research project helps fight back against the so-called superbugs, by using a revolutionary nanotechnology to treat bed linen and other textiles.

Posted: Apr 23rd, 2013

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Nanocytology detects ovarian cancer using neighboring cells

Pioneering biophotonics technology developed at Northwestern University is the first screening method to detect the early presence of ovarian cancer in humans by examining cells easily brushed from the neighboring cervix or uterus, not the ovaries themselves.

Posted: Apr 22nd, 2013

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Nanotechnologies and bio-inspiration for healthcare, communication, more

The latest advances in microtechnologies for smart sensors, energy harvesting, smart power, reconfigurable multimedia, wireless communication, and biomedical applications will be presented next month in Grenoble at SPIE Microtechnologies. The event attracts researchers and developers for an interdisciplinary exchange of technology advances and discussion of future applications.

Posted: Apr 22nd, 2013

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