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Light-control glass using nanoparticles with a gel electrolyte

Researchers have succeeded in producing gel electrolytes for use in a light-control glass device using nanoparticles of Prussian blue-type complexes. The light-control glass device is based on the electrochromism phenomenon, and its color can be controlled between blue and transparent states by application of an electric current.

Posted: May 20th, 2010

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New nanopore method for DNA sequencing

Sequencing DNA could get a lot faster and cheaper - and thus closer to routine use in clinical diagnostics - thanks to a new method developed by a research team based at Boston University.

Posted: May 19th, 2010

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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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