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Prized workshop for molecular footballs

Wolfgang Kraetschmer has been awarded the European Inventor Award 2010 in the category of 'lifetime achievement' for the development of the synthesis of fullerenes like C60

Posted: Apr 29th, 2010

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Ein Protein bei der Arbeit

Forschern ist es gelungen, eine molekulare Sonde in ein Protein einzubauen und deren Veraenderungen waehrend der Arbeit des Proteins im Detail spektroskopisch zu verfolgen.

Posted: Apr 29th, 2010

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Report urges participatory technical assessment

As the pace of changing technology quickens, a robust and open national capability for technology assessment - the process of estimating the broad social, ethical, legal and economic impacts of emerging science and technology - is critical and must include public participation to complement expert analysis, says a new report, 'Reinventing Technology Assessment: A 21st Century Model'.

Posted: Apr 29th, 2010

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US Army and NSA are soliciting proposals for development of quantum computing technology

The U.S. Army Research Office (ARO) together with the National Security Agency (NSA) is soliciting proposals for basic and applied research to advance quantum computing technology. Research areas of particular interest include: 1) Robust Solid-State Qubits and Related Technologies; 2) Quantum Information Transfer; 3) Verification/Validation and Analysis of Quantum Computing Components.

Posted: Apr 28th, 2010

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SPEDOC project to work on future cancer diagnosis systems

The SPEDOC project will create the precursor to future devices for individualized diagnosis and monitoring of cancer therapy, which will allow the illness to be treated in earlier stages and at lower doses, reducing or preventing current secondary effects.

Posted: Apr 28th, 2010

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