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Photosynthesis: a new source of electrical energy

CNRS scientists have transformed the chemical energy generated by photosynthesis into electrical energy. They thus propose a new strategy to convert solar energy into electrical energy in an environmentally-friendly and renewable manner.

Posted: Feb 18th, 2010

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Could nanomaterials save the world, and make a profit?

The latest issue of NANO Magazine explores the advances in nanotechnology towards creating sustainable technologies. Nanomaterials for the Future - clean, green and profitable contains articles on clean tech, next-generation batteries, biofuels and the advances made towards nanoparticles which are capable of tolerating extreme heat, opening the doors for them to be used in everyday systems.

Posted: Feb 18th, 2010

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Eine neue Generation von Elektronenmikroskopen

Mit der Entwicklung und dem Einsatz einer neuen Generation von Elektronenmikroskopen beschaeftigt sich ein internationales Symposium, zu dem der Exzellenzcluster 'Zellulaere Netzwerke' der Universitaet Heidelberg am 19. Februar 2010 einlaedt.

Posted: Feb 18th, 2010

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Nanotechnology DNA reader expedites code sequencing

Arizona State University (ASU) scientists have come up with a new twist in their efforts to develop a faster and cheaper way to read the DNA genetic code. They have developed the first, versatile DNA reader that can discriminate between DNA's four core chemical components - the key to unlocking the vital code behind human heredity and health

Posted: Feb 17th, 2010

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Nanotechnology in the fight against cancer

A world-renowned medical researcher discusses the key role that nanotechnology has begun to play in the detection and treatment of cancer in an article that will appear in the March 2010 edition of Mechanical Engineering magazine.

Posted: Feb 17th, 2010

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SEMATECH to show advances in EUV lithography at SPIE 2010

Critical issues and potential solutions in preparing extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUVL) for high-volume manufacturing will be explored by SEMATECH technologists at the SPIE Advanced Lithography 2010 conferences Feb. 21-25 in San Jose, CA.

Posted: Feb 17th, 2010

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A home kit for detecting cancer

A University of Missouri researcher is developing a tiny sensor, known as an acoustic resonant sensor, that is smaller than a human hair and could test bodily fluids for a variety of diseases, including breast and prostate cancers.

Posted: Feb 17th, 2010

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