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World Economic Forum lists the top 10 emerging technologies for 2012

At the Summit on the Global Agenda 2011 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies asked some of the world's leading minds within the entire GAC Network which technology trends would have the greatest impact on the state of the world in the near future.

Feb 16th, 2012

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Silver nanoparticles trap mercury

The removal of mercury from wastewater by amalgamation with precious metals in the form of nanoparticles can be improved if the diameter of silver nanoparticles is made even smaller; then significantly more mercury can be extracted relative to the amount of silver used.

Feb 15th, 2012

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Photonics: Better connected

A novel link between optical fibers and nanometer-scale silicon structures could aid the development of integrated optical circuits.

Feb 15th, 2012

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