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The world's smallest snowman

The folks at the at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in London have made what surely must be the world's smallest sbowman.

Posted: Dec 4th, 2009

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Technology commercialization event looks at nanotechnology for biomedical breakthroughs

Yesterday, ACAMP, the Alberta Centre for Advanced MNT Products, hosted a health and medical seminar, explaining how technologies like nanotechnology, biomaterials and microfluidics can play a powerful role in the creation of innovative healthcare products that help promote health and improve the quality, cost and outcomes of patient care, while opening new markets for Alberta companies worldwide.

Posted: Dec 4th, 2009

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Researchers succeed in building a working single-atom transistor

Researchers from Helsinki University of Technology (Finland), University of New South Wales (Australia), and University of Melbourne (Australia) have succeeded in building a working transistor, whose active region composes only of a single phosphorus atom in silicon.

Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009

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Czech government launches four major new research initiatives with EU support

Toxicology, mechanical engineering, nanoscience and veterinary medicine are the subjects of four major new EU-funded research initiatives launched recently in the Czech Republic. The projects, which will share over CZK 2 billion (EUR 77 million), are financed under the Operational Programme Research and Development for Innovation, which receives EU support through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Posted: Dec 3rd, 2009

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Huge long-term potential for new breed of gas sensors

A little bit of gas can provide a lot of important information which can be used for things as diverse as saving lives during fires and making vehicles run more efficiently. Now a new generation of optical sensors, developed by European researchers, is revolutionising trace gas detection.

Posted: Dec 2nd, 2009

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