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Molecular 'propellers' may rotate very slowly

The experiments conducted in the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences on super-thin liquid-crystal films created on water surface allowed the surprisingly slow and continuous rotational motion of molecules, rotating 'in unison', to be observed nearly with the naked eye.

Posted: Sep 8th, 2010

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Russian-Irish nanotechnology forum opens

President of Ireland Mary McAleese and RUSNANO CEO Anatoly Chubays opened the one-day nanotechnology forum on nanotechnology, organized by the Science Foundaton of Ireland (SFI) and RUSNANO.

Posted: Sep 8th, 2010

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Perfektes Silicium als Photovoltaik Grundmaterial

Der diesjaehrige SolarWorld Junior Einstein-Award geht an Dr. Christian Reimann vom Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Integrierte Systeme und Bauelementetechnologie in Erlangen. Der Mineraloge entwickelte ein Verfahren zur Erhoehung der Materialqualitaet gerichtet erstarrter Siliciumbloecke.

Posted: Sep 7th, 2010

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Quantenmechanischer Zufallsgenerator

Forscher haben ein Geraet konstruiert das mit echtem Zufall arbeitet. Ihre Apparatur liefert zufaellige Zahlen, die prinzipiell nicht vorhergesagt werden koennen, und zwar mit Hilfe der Quantenphysik.

Posted: Sep 6th, 2010

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Electronic nose sniffs out bacteria

Early treatment of infection in burns patients is critical. A European consortium has designed a point-of-care instrument that can identify types of bacteria from the tiny amounts of volatile gases they emit.

Posted: Sep 6th, 2010

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