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Toward faster transistors

MIT physicists discover a new physical phenomenon that could eventually lead to the first increases in computers' clock speed since 2002.

May 13th, 2011

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Sensors that can stretch

Is someone sitting in the passenger seat of the car? Did someone enter the safety zone in front of an industrial machine? Stretch and pressure sensors have a wide range of applications. Researchers have now developed sensors capable of expanding, in extreme cases, to twice their original length and so supple as to go virtually unnoticed when sewn into clothing.

May 12th, 2011

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2011 World Technology Awards - call for nominations

The World Technology Network has announced its official Call for Nominations for the 2011 World Technology Awards, honoring those individuals and corporations deemed to be doing "the innovative work of the greatest likely long-term significance" in 20 different categories in science, technology and related fields.

May 12th, 2011

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Nanosilver for therapy and diagnostics

Nowadays, everyday life would be inconceivable without nanotechnology. It is also ever-present in medical technology - both in therapy and diagnostics. Researchers from ETH Zurich have now prepared silver nanoparticles in an interdisciplinary study in such a way that they offer further potential in this field.

May 12th, 2011

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Chemie im Femtoliter-Bereich

Das Forschungsprojekt "Femtoliter-Arrays fuer die Analyse von Einzel-Molekuel-Mechanismen von Enzymen" wird durch die Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) ueber einen Zeitraum von drei Jahren mit mehr als 350.000 Euro gefoerdert.

May 11th, 2011

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Metallic alloy 'snowflakes' enhance the efficiency and safety of rechargeable batteries

The tiny porous frameworks of zinc-antimony (ZnSb) nanoflakes are set to have a big impact on future hybrid vehicles and pocket-sized electronic devices. Researchers have now deposited ZnSb nanostructures directly onto copper foil using a template-free electrochemical technique to produce a material that could enhance the charge-storage capacity and safety of lithium-ion batteries.

May 11th, 2011

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