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BMBF gibt der Quantenkommunikation Starthilfe

Das Bundesministerium fuer Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) moechte die Anwendung von Quantentechnologien in der Informationstechnik vorantreiben. Dazu hat es jetzt rund 13 Millionen Euro fuer insgesamt vier Verbundprojekte zur Verfuegung gestellt.

Posted: Nov 25th, 2010

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Nanosensor helps discover how pathogens hijack host plants

A research team led by the Carnegie Institution's Department of Plant Biology developed a novel trick for identifying how pathogens hijack plant nutrients to take over the organism. They discovered a novel family of pores that transport sugar out of the plant.

Posted: Nov 25th, 2010

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Physicists create completely new source of light - a 'super-photon'

Physicists from the University of Bonn have developed a completely new source of light, a so-called Bose-Einstein condensate consisting of photons. Until recently, expert had thought this impossible. This method may potentially be suitable for designing novel light sources resembling lasers that work in the x-ray range. Among other applications, they might allow building more powerful computer chips.

Posted: Nov 24th, 2010

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CIEL and the European Environmental Bureau lead international NGO coalition to define nanomaterials

The Center for International Environmental Law and the European Environmental Bureau submitted proposals today to the European Commission for a definition of the term 'nanomaterials'. Supported by over 40 organizations from 22 countries on five continents, CIEL and EEB prepared their proposal as part of a public consultation on the European Commission's draft definition.

Posted: Nov 24th, 2010

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Festival draws half a million fans of science and engineering

The scene was a sea of white tents spread across the National Mall in Washington, DC and science and engineering were the order of the day. That's what greeted visitors to the booth hosted by Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology at the first USA Science and Engineering Festival Expo.

Posted: Nov 24th, 2010

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A new electromagnetism can be simulated through a quantum simulator

One of the best quantum simulators consists of a gas of extremely cold atoms loaded in an artificial crystal made of light: an optical lattice. Experimental physicists have developed efficient techniques to control the quantum properties of this system, to such extent, that it serves as an ideal quantum simulator of different phenomena.

Posted: Nov 24th, 2010

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