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Scientists discover repulsive side to light force

A team of Yale University researchers has discovered a "repulsive" light force that can be used to control components on silicon microchips, meaning future nanodevices could be controlled by light rather than electricity.

Posted: Jul 13th, 2009

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Printing paper-based biosensors with inkjet printers

If that office inkjet printer has become just another fixture, it's time to take a fresh look at it. Similar technology may soon be used to develop paper-based biosensors that can detect certain harmful toxins that can cause food poisoning or be used as bioterrorism agents.

Posted: Jul 13th, 2009

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Three Berkeley Lab scientists win PECASE award

Three scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy?s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) were among the 100 researchers named by President Barack Obama to receive the prestigious Presidential Early Career for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) Award, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on early-career researchers.

Posted: Jul 10th, 2009

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Grosse Herausforderungen meistern mit Nanotechnologie

Ob Medizin, nachhaltige Energieversorgung oder Umweltschutz, ohne Nanotechnologie lassen sich die Herausforderungen der Zukunft nicht meistern. Parallel dazu gelte es aber auch, potenzielle Risiken - etwa von freien Nanopartikeln - unter die Lupe zu nehmen, so das Fazit der NanoConvention, an der am 6. Juli in Zurich rund 150 Nano-Interessierte aus Forschung, Industrie, Verwaltung und dem Finanzsektor teilnahmen.

Posted: Jul 10th, 2009

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