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UK-Europe collaborations harness biology for engineering

Four new projects, announced today, will develop biological methods that offer a new approach to antibiotic production, power generation for extremely small mechanical components, new classes of medicines and innovative techniques to study cell biology.

Posted: May 19th, 2010

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Carl Zeiss launches nanotechnology image contest

Carl Zeiss invites all users of ZEISS electron and ion microscopes to enter the first Carl Zeiss Nano Image Contest - Think you've created a Nano-masterpiece? The four winners will receive a cinemizer Plus 3D video viewer from Carl Zeiss.

Posted: May 19th, 2010

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A powerful duo: diamond and ceramic

To develop a material with high resistance to wear: that was the objective of a research team. For tools and components specifically subjected to load, their solution delivers an extended product lifespan with better performance characteristics.

Posted: May 19th, 2010

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Materials with potential / Growing through holes

Silicon carbide is an up-and-coming semiconductor material. In a thesis project, the qualities of the crystals and the epitaxial layers underwent precise analysis. Another project combines the advantages of crystalline thin-film solar cells with a back contact structure.

Posted: May 19th, 2010

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New nanoscale electrical phenomenon discovered

At the scale of the very small, physics can get peculiar. A University of Michigan biomedical engineering professor has discovered a new instance of such a nanoscale phenomenon - one that could lead to faster, less expensive portable diagnostic devices and push back frontiers in building micro-mechanical and lab-on-a-chip devices.

Posted: May 18th, 2010

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Stripes offer clues to superconductivity

New images of iron-based superconductors are providing telltale clues to the origin of superconductivity in a class of ceramic materials known as pnictides. The images reveal that electrons responsible for the superconducting currents in some pnictides tend to flow primarily along the boundaries between the crystal grains that make up the superconductors.

Posted: May 17th, 2010

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