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Voyage of the DNA treader

At January's TEDxCaltech conference, researchers will present a one-molecule robot capable of following a trail of chemical breadcrumbs.

Posted: Dec 30th, 2010

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NCKU distinguished Prof. Kwang-Lung Lin selected 2011 IEEE Fellow and 2010 MRS-T Fellow

Distinguished Prof. Kwang-Lung Lin of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan, the Deputy Executive Director of Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) South, has received the honorary title of 2011 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow with his outstanding achievement on the research of lead-free solder alloy and its material response, and also won the title of 2010 Materials Research Society Taiwan (MRS-T) Fellow.

Posted: Dec 29th, 2010

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California chemical information call-in: Nanometals, nanometal oxides, and quantum dots

Pursuant to Health and Safety Code section 57019(d), the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) formally announces this request for information regarding analytical test methods, and other relevant information, from manufacturers of the following nanomaterials: Nano Silver, Nano Zero Valent Iron, Nano Titanium Dioxide, Nano Zinc Oxide, Nano Cerium Oxide, Quantum Dots.

Posted: Dec 27th, 2010

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Breakthrough gives a new spin to semiconductor nanoelectronics

An international team of researchers has announced a breakthrough that gives a new spin to semiconductor nanoelectronics and the world of information technology. The team has developed an electrically controllable device whose functionality is based on an electron's spin.

Posted: Dec 23rd, 2010

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Scientific discovery moves racetrack memory closer

IBM Researchers today revealed a previously unknown aspect of key physics inside Racetrack memory -- a new technology design which stands to improve memory capabilities within mobile phones, laptop computers and business-class servers. This new class of memory could enable devices to store much more information - as much as a factor of 100 times greater - while using much less energy than today's designs.

Posted: Dec 23rd, 2010

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Engineers produce the world's smallest Christmas card

It wouldn't look good on the mantelpiece and is bound to get lost in the post - it's the world's smallest Christmas card. Invisible to the naked eye, the card is so small that 8276 of them could fit on an area the size of a first class stamp.

Posted: Dec 23rd, 2010

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