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Scientists unlock optical secrets of jewel beetles

A small green beetle may have some interesting lessons to teach scientists about optics and liquid crystals - complex mechanisms the insect uses to create a shell so strikingly beautiful that for centuries it was used in jewelry.

Posted: Jul 24th, 2009

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New mass-production nanoimprinter for the manufacture of advanced electronic components and nanostructures

Singapore precision equipment manufacturer Solves Innovative Technology Pte Ltd, together with A*STAR's Institute of Materials Research and Engineering and Data Storage Institute, has built a machine capable of producing nanometer-size components and in wafer-scale volumes, for a host of applications in consumer electronics such as hard disk media and optical storage media.

Posted: Jul 23rd, 2009

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