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Major breakthrough in nanosurgery and the fight against cancer

Researchers at Polytechnique Montreal have succeeded in changing the genetic material of cancer cells using a brand-new transfection method. This major breakthrough in nanosurgery opens the door to new medical applications, among others for the treatment of cancers.

Feb 16th, 2012

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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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