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Research gives insight into using graphene in electronics

New findings from the laboratory of University of Illinois researcher Joe Lyding are providing valuable insight into graphene, a single two-dimensional layer of graphite with numerous electronic and mechanical properties that make it attractive for use in electronics.

Posted: Sep 22nd, 2010

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Fiber optic interface to link robotic limbs, human brain

Lightning-fast connections between robotic limbs and the human brain may be within reach for injured soldiers and other amputees with the establishment of a multimillion-dollar research center led by Southern Methodist University (SMU) engineers.

Posted: Sep 21st, 2010

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Research project launched on the digital printing of single biological cells

The central theme of the project is the printing of such cells confined in micro-droplets of only one tenth of a millimetre in diameter. The mid-term objective of the seven research institutions and companies working together is to establish a platform for the manipulation, culture, and analysis of individual living biological cells without loss of viability.

Posted: Sep 21st, 2010

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EU-Forschungsprojekt zum digitalen Drucken einzelner biologischer Zellen gestartet

Das Institut fuer Mikrosystemtechnik (IMTEK) der Uni Freiburg ist Technologiepartner und Projektkoordinator des am 1. September 2010 gestarteten EU-Forschungsprojektes PASCA. Hinter der Abkuerzung verbirgt sich die Entwicklung einer innovativen Plattform fuer die Manipulation und Analyse einzelner lebender Zellen (Platform for Advanced Single Cell-Manipulation and Analysis).

Posted: Sep 21st, 2010

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Scientists using lasers to cool and control molecules

A team of Yale physicists has used lasers to cool molecules down to temperatures near what's known as absolute zero, about -460 degrees Fahrenheit. Their new method for laser cooling is a significant step toward the ultimate goal of using individual molecules as information bits in quantum computing.

Posted: Sep 21st, 2010

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Certain doped-oxide ceramics resist Ohm's Law

For months, Anthony West could hardly believe what he and his colleagues were seeing in the lab -- or the only explanation for the unexpected phenomena that seemed to make sense. Several of the slightly doped high-purity barium titanate (BT) ceramics his research group was investigating were not following the venerable Ohm's Law, which relates electrical voltage to current and resistance.

Posted: Sep 21st, 2010

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Watching electrons move in real time

At its most basic level, understanding chemistry means understanding what electrons are doing. New research not only maps the movement of electrons in real time but also observes a concerted electron and proton transfer that is quite different from any previously known phase transitions in the model crystal, ammonium sulfate.

Posted: Sep 21st, 2010

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New report on engineered nanoparticle risk

Quebec-based IRSST has released the second edition of its report 'Engineered Nanoparticles: Current Knowledge about Occupational Health and Safety Risks and Prevention Measures'.

Posted: Sep 21st, 2010

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Geckos inspire new method to print electronics on complex surfaces

Researchers from Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign designed a clever square polymer stamp that allows them to vary its adhesion strength. The stamp can easily pick up an array of electronic devices from a silicon surface and move and print them on a curved surface.

Posted: Sep 20th, 2010

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