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Star Trek anyone? Light beam temporarily paralyzes animals

In an advance with overtones of Star Trek phasers and other sci-fi ray guns, scientists in Canada are reporting development of an internal on-off 'switch' that paralyzes animals when exposed to a beam of ultraviolet light. The animals stay paralyzed even when the light is turned off. When exposed to ordinary light, the animals become unparalyzed and wake up.

Posted: Feb 3rd, 2010

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New Canadian solar photovoltaic research network established; based at McMaster University

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) announced $5 million in funding today for the establishment of the NSERC Photovoltaic Innovation Network. The Network is comprised of 29 top scientists and engineers working in the field of advanced solar cell research at 13 universities across Canada. Eleven private sector companies are also part of the network.

Posted: Feb 3rd, 2010

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Organische Leuchtdioden (OLEDs) als Lichtquellen und Bildschirme der Zukunft

Bislang leiden die Fertigungsprozesse fuer OLEDs noch unter Kinderkrankheiten, was die Herstellung groesserer OLED-Bildschirme und Beleuchtungssysteme weiterhin massiv erschwert. An dieser Stelle setzt das vom Bundesministerium fuer Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) gefoerderte Verbundprojekt NEMO (Neue Materialien fuer OLEDs aus Loesung) an.

Posted: Feb 3rd, 2010

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Einsatz von Nanotechnologie in der Umwelttechnologie

Eine neu aufgelegte und aktualisierte Studie des Fraunhofer IAO, die im Auftrag des Hessischen Wirtschaftsministeriums erstellt wurde, zeigt die Innovationspotenziale der Nanotechnologie fuer Umwelttechnologien auf. Unternehmen bietet die Broschuere praktische Ansatzpunkte fuer einen Technologietransfer sowie eine Auflistung der wichtigsten Kontakte.

Posted: Feb 3rd, 2010

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Research may lead to new ways to transport and manipulate molecules

A group of Marshall University researchers and their colleagues in Japan are conducting research that may lead to new ways to move or position single molecules - a necessary step if man someday hopes to build molecular machines or other devices capable of working at very small scales.

Posted: Feb 2nd, 2010

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Nanotechnology for the senses

Pin-sharp projections, light that's whiter than white, varnishes that make sounds if the temperature changes: at nano tech 2010 in Tokyo, Fraunhofer researchers present nanotechnology that is a veritable feast for the senses.

Posted: Feb 2nd, 2010

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