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Inspired by gecko feet, scientists invent super-adhesive material

For years, biologists have been amazed by the power of gecko feet, which let these 5-ounce lizards produce an adhesive force roughly equivalent to carrying nine pounds up a wall without slipping. Now, a team of polymer scientists and a biologist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have discovered exactly how the gecko does it, leading them to invent "Geckskin", a device that can hold 700 pounds on a smooth wall.

Feb 17th, 2012

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Emerging from the vortex

A theory that accurately describes the properties of relativistic electron vortex beams will impact applications such as electron microscopy.

Feb 17th, 2012

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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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