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Researchers create 'quantum cats' made of light

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have created 'quantum cats' made of photons (particles of light), boosting prospects for manipulating light in new ways to enhance precision measurements as well as computing and communications based on quantum physics.

Posted: Sep 1st, 2010

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European collaborative research to develop lab-on-chip system for cheap and fast cancer diagnosis

Today, at the Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference (EMBC) in Buenos Aires (Argentina), imec and its project partners announce the launch of the European Seventh Framework Project MIRACLE. The MIRACLE project aims at developing an operational lab-on-chip for the isolation and detection of circulating and disseminated tumor cells (CTCs and DTCs) in blood. The new lab-on-chip is an essential step towards faster and cost-efficient diagnosis of cancer.

Posted: Sep 1st, 2010

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Playing snooker with atoms

Scientists speak of sputtering when energy-rich ions hit a solid object and cause atoms to be released from its surface. The phenomenon can be exploited to apply microscopically thin coatings to glass surfaces. A research team has developed a special sputtering technique that greatly increases the efficiency of the coating process.

Posted: Sep 1st, 2010

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Atomares Billard-Spiel

Wenn energiereiche Ionen auf einen Festkoerper treffen und aus ihm Atome loesen, nennt man das Sputtern. Damit lassen sich Glasoberflaechen hauchduenn beschichten. Forscher haben ein spezielles Sputter-Verfahren entwickelt und die Beschichtungseffizienz enorm erhoeht. Von dem Ergebnis profitiert nicht nur die Architektur.

Posted: Sep 1st, 2010

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Developments in nanobiotechnology at UCSB point to medical applications

Two new groundbreaking scientific papers by researchers at UC Santa Barbara demonstrate the synthesis of nanosize biological particles with the potential to fight cancer and other illnesses. The studies introduce new approaches that are considered 'green' nanobiotechnology because they use no artificial compounds.

Posted: Aug 31st, 2010

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Washington Metro Region Nanotechnology Partnership Forum at NIST

On Sept. 13, 2010, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the Federal Laboratory Consortium, the Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) and the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development will co-sponsor a nanotechnology forum on NIST's Gaithersburg, Md., campus.

Posted: Aug 31st, 2010

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