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Metallic glass for bone surgery

It is possible that broken bones will in the near future be fixed using metallic glass. Materials researchers at ETH Zurich have developed an alloy that could herald a new generation of biodegradable bone implants.

Posted: Sep 28th, 2009

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Uni Kassel auf der RusNanoTech 09 in Moskau

Auf dem 2. Internationalen Nanotechnologie Forum (RusNanoTech 09) in Moskau, organisiert das BMBF vom 6. bis 8. Oktober einen deutschen Gemeinschaftsstand, auf dem auch die Universitaet Kassel vertreten sein wird.

Posted: Sep 28th, 2009

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Exitons bring new type of fast computers closer to reality

Physicists at UC San Diego have successfully created speedy integrated circuits with particles called 'excitons' that operate at commercially cold temperatures, bringing the possibility of a new type of extremely fast computer based on excitons closer to reality.

Posted: Sep 27th, 2009

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NSF funds Alabama's first imaging system for UAB microscale research lab

The National Science Foundation has awarded $431,200 to the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Physics to facilitate the purchase of a new highly-specialized imaging system - the first of its kind in Alabama - that will be a centerpiece of a new interdisciplinary research laboratory on campus.

Posted: Sep 25th, 2009

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Pores for thought

Porous coordination polymers that strongly adsorb polar guest molecules can be made using a ligand with separated positive and negative charges.

Posted: Sep 25th, 2009

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