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Organic nanowires open up possibilities for nanoelectronics

Swiss and German materials scientists have created simple networks of organic nanowires for future electronic and optoelectronic components. The successful approach synthesises the complex and incredibly thin nanowire structures, and joins them to electrically conducting links (essentially creating an electronic circuit).

Posted: Jul 12th, 2010

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Graphen auf Ladungsentzug

Immer kleiner, schneller und belastbarer - so soll die Zukunft der Elektronik aussehen. Forscher des Max-Planck-Instituts fuer Festkoerperforschung in Stuttgart tragen mit aktuellen Arbeiten dazu bei, dass sich diese Hoffnung erfuellt. Sie haben Wege gefunden, Graphen von elektrischen Ladungen zu befreien.

Posted: Jul 12th, 2010

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Launch of FP7 MiSpiA photonics project

MiSPiA (Microelectronic Single-Photon 3D Imaging Arrays for low-light high-speed Safety and Security Applications) is a new Collaborative research project funded by the European Commission in its Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007-2013), and was launched in June 2010 under the coordination of the Politecnico di Milano.

Posted: Jul 12th, 2010

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Researchers apply computing power to crack egg shell problem

Researchers at the University of Warwick and the University of Sheffield have applied computing power to crack a problem in egg shell formation. The work may also give a partial answer to the age old question 'what came first the chicken or the egg'?

Posted: Jul 12th, 2010

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Prediction markets to facilitate real-time science?

Kaggle, a web platform for data prediction competitions, has just issued a press release that touts the usefulness of open prediction technology for data-heavy scientific problems. The platform allows researchers and organizations to post their problem and have it scrutinized by the world's best statisticians to predict the future (produce the best forecasts) or predict the past (find the best insights hiding in data).

Posted: Jul 12th, 2010

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Thai labs build capabilities in agricultural nanotechnology

Thailand's National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), and Department of Agriculture, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives have signed a research collaborative MoU to identify and initiate agricultural research activities. The initial phase of the collaboration will focus on nanotechnology particularly in the area of food packaging and encapsulation technology for control release of fertilizers.

Posted: Jul 12th, 2010

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Reducing lithography nanopatterns to 6 nanometers in size

NanoNed researcher Vadim Sidorkin is the first in the world to succeed in patterning a substrate with markings only 6 nanometres in size and only 14 nanometres apart. A spacing of 14 nanometres, would increase in the capacity of the memory chips of, for example, new generation mobile phones tenfold.

Posted: Jul 10th, 2010

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DNA through graphene nanopores

A team of researchers from Delft University of Technology announces a new type of nanopore devices that may significantly impact the way we screen DNA molecules, for example to read off their sequence.

Posted: Jul 10th, 2010

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Explained: Phonons

When trying to control the way heat moves through solids, it is often useful to think of it as a flow of particles.

Posted: Jul 10th, 2010

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Nanogenerator for mechanical energy harvesting

The journal, Nano Letters, recently published an article highlighting the fascinating nanogenerators developed by Dr. Yong Shi, a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Stevens Institute of Technology.

Posted: Jul 9th, 2010

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