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Asia and Europe giving U.S. science a run for the money

The United States still leads the world with its scientific clout, armed with highly respected universities and a big war chest of funding, but Europe and Asia are catching up, according to a Thomson Reuters report released on Friday.

Posted: Nov 12th, 2010

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Controlling the flow of light with a novel optical transistor

Controlling and modulating the flow of light is essential in today's telecommunications-based society. Professor Tobias Kippenberg and his team in EPFL's Laboratory of Photonics and Quantum Measurements have discovered a novel way to couple light and vibrations.

Posted: Nov 11th, 2010

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Nanotechnology and bionics - High tech in the building industry

'Nanotechnology and bionics - High tech in the building industry' is the title of a series of events being organised by the German Ministry of Economics and Technology and taking place at BAU 2011. The idea behind it is to present the high-tech capabilities and innovations strength of the building sector by highlighting examples of advanced technology from building research and practice.

Posted: Nov 11th, 2010

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Graphene's strength lies in its defects

Materials engineers at Brown University have found that the juncture at which graphene sheets meet does not compromise the material's strength. These so-called grain boundaries are so strong, in fact, that the sheets are nearly as strong as pure graphene. The trick lies in the angles at which the individual sheets are stitched together.

Posted: Nov 11th, 2010

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Researchers clarify reaction pathway to fabricate graphene-like materials

Graphene is a promising material for tomorrow's nanoelectronics devices. Precise and upscaleable methods to fabricate graphene and derived materials with desired electronic properties are however still searched after. To overcome the current limitations, Empa researchers have fabricated graphene-like materials using a surface chemical route and clarified in detail the corresponding reaction pathway.

Posted: Nov 11th, 2010

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Out-sniffing bomb-sniffing dogs

A Tel Aviv University scientist leads a research team that has developed a powerful electronic sensor to detect multiple kinds of explosives - including those used in the recent Yemeni bomb threat.

Posted: Nov 10th, 2010

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