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Printed electronics to control flexible displays

The Technische Universitaet Darmstadt, tesa scribos GmbH, the Universitaet Stuttgart and BASF SE want to research printed electronics in the project 'Complementary Circuit Technology for printed Displays' (German name Kosadis).

Posted: Dec 21st, 2009

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Advanced battery research driving to displace gasoline

Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory are leveraging their broad and deep understanding of safe, high-energy and long-life Li-ion battery development to leap the high hurdles required for the development of commercially viable Li-air batteries.

Posted: Dec 21st, 2009

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Graphite oxide at high pressure opens a road to new amazing nanomaterials

New results by scientists at Umea University show that not only water but also alcohol solvents can be inserted to expand the structure of graphite oxide under high pressure conditions. The information is helpful in the search for new methods to develop amazing materials that could be used for instance in nanoelectronics and for energy storage.

Posted: Dec 21st, 2009

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Lab-on-a-chip measures effect of pH change on biomolecules

How do individual cells or proteins react to changing pH levels? Researchers at the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Twente have developed a technique for 'gently' adjusting pH: in other words, without damaging biomolecules.

Posted: Dec 21st, 2009

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Reseachers develop faster, cheaper DNA sequencing method

Boston University biomedical engineers have devised a method for making future genome sequencing faster and cheaper by dramatically reducing the amount of DNA required, thus eliminating the expensive, time-consuming and error-prone step of DNA amplification.

Posted: Dec 20th, 2009

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The next medical frontier: nano-surgery

Nader Jalili, an associate professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at Northeastern University, is working to create a controlled nanorobot that will be capable of performing non-invasive cancer surgery with a degree of precision not possible through existing surgical procedures.

Posted: Dec 18th, 2009

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