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Putting the squeeze on a crystal leads to novel electronics

A clever materials science technique that uses a silicon crystal as a sort of nanoscale vise to squeeze another crystal into a more useful shape may launch a new class of electronic devices that remember their last state even after power is turned off.

Posted: May 6th, 2009

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Lactate test made easy

Using a miniaturized measuring system, performance and leisure athletes will in future be able to monitor their lactate readings themselves - including during training.

Posted: May 6th, 2009

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UK House of Lord hears evidence on food nanotechnology

In a hearing held yesterday in the U.K. House of Lords, Professor Ken Donaldson from the University of Edinburgh and Dr Qasim Chaudhry from the Food and Environment Research Agency presented evidence to the Select Committee on Nanotechnologies in Food.

Posted: May 6th, 2009

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Photovoltaic systems growing faster than other renewable sources

Photovoltaic power generation grew by 73 percent between 2007-08, making it the fastest growing source of alternative energy, Monica Oliphant, president of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES), said upon her arrival in Delaware from Australia to attend the 2009 Karl Boer Solar Energy Medal of Merit ceremony at the University of Delaware on Thursday, May 7.

Posted: May 5th, 2009

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