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Innovation makes artificial hand seem real

Pioneering techniques in the manufacture of artificial limbs continue to emerge in Europe, and the SMARTHAND ('The smart bio-adaptive hand prosthesis') project has risen to the challenge.

Posted: Oct 9th, 2009

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Quantum computing may actually be useful, after all

MIT researchers present a new algorithm that could bring the same type of efficiency to systems of linear equations - whose solution is crucial to image processing, video processing, signal processing, robot control, weather modeling, genetic analysis and population analysis, to name just a few applications.

Posted: Oct 9th, 2009

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Nanoforscher ausgezeichnet

Der diesjaehrige Nanowissenschaftspreis der Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Nanotechnologie-Kompetenzzentren Deutschlands (AGeNT-D) wurde zweimal in der Kategorie Junior vergeben.

Posted: Oct 9th, 2009

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Physicists confirm existence of permanent electric currents in tiny metal rings

Since the early days of quantum physics in the 1920s and 30s, it has been suggested time and again that electric 'continuous currents' flow in tiny metal rings. These currents are small, but flow permanently, even without applied voltage. Physicists at Yale University and Freie Universitaet Berlin have now demonstrated the existence of these permanent currents in detail.

Posted: Oct 9th, 2009

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3-D structure of the human genome deciphered

Scientists have deciphered the three-dimensional structure of the human genome, paving the way for new insights into genomic function and expanding our understanding of how cellular DNA folds at scales that dwarf the double helix.

Posted: Oct 9th, 2009

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CNRS establishes its first joint international nanotechnology research unit in Asia with an industry partner

The French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Thales have established a joint international research unit called CINTRA (CNRS International – NTU – Thales Research Alliance). Based in Singapore, the new unit will conduct research into nanotechnologies for electronics, photonics, and related applications.

Posted: Oct 8th, 2009

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Nanoscale replication of butterfly wings

A team of researchers from the State University of Pennsylvania (USA) and the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) have developed a technique to replicate biological structures, such as butterfly wings, on a nano scale.

Posted: Oct 8th, 2009

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