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Report urges participatory technical assessment

As the pace of changing technology quickens, a robust and open national capability for technology assessment - the process of estimating the broad social, ethical, legal and economic impacts of emerging science and technology - is critical and must include public participation to complement expert analysis, says a new report, 'Reinventing Technology Assessment: A 21st Century Model'.

Posted: Apr 29th, 2010

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US Army and NSA are soliciting proposals for development of quantum computing technology

The U.S. Army Research Office (ARO) together with the National Security Agency (NSA) is soliciting proposals for basic and applied research to advance quantum computing technology. Research areas of particular interest include: 1) Robust Solid-State Qubits and Related Technologies; 2) Quantum Information Transfer; 3) Verification/Validation and Analysis of Quantum Computing Components.

Posted: Apr 28th, 2010

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SPEDOC project to work on future cancer diagnosis systems

The SPEDOC project will create the precursor to future devices for individualized diagnosis and monitoring of cancer therapy, which will allow the illness to be treated in earlier stages and at lower doses, reducing or preventing current secondary effects.

Posted: Apr 28th, 2010

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The quantum ohm comes from PTB

With its new molecular beam epitaxy facility, PTB continues to be the only metrology institute to produce primary quantum Hall effect resistance standards.

Posted: Apr 28th, 2010

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