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Physicists create world's smallest incandescent lamp

In an effort to explore the boundary between thermodynamics and quantum mechanics - two fundamental yet seemingly incompatible theories of physics - a team from the UCLA Department of Physics and Astronomy has created the world's smallest incandescent lamp.

Posted: May 6th, 2009

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Nano-boxes from DNA origami

Danish researchers have made a nano-sized box out of DNA that can be locked or opened in response to 'keys' made from short strands of DNA. By changing the nature or number of these keys, it should be possible to use the boxes as sensors, drug delivery systems or even molecular computers.

Posted: May 6th, 2009

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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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