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Polymer synthesis could aid future electronics

Tomorrow's television and computer screens could be brighter, clearer and more energy-efficient as a result of a process developed by a team of researchers from Canada and the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Posted: Jul 19th, 2010

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Gene-silencing nanoparticles may put end to mosquito pest

Researchers have investigated using nanoparticles to deliver double-stranded ribonucleic acid, dsRNA - a molecule capable of specifically triggering gene silencing - into mosquito larvae through their food. By silencing particular genes, the dsRNA may kill the developing mosquitoes or make them more susceptible to pesticides.

Posted: Jul 19th, 2010

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Wear-a-BAN - Unobtrusive wearable human to machine wireless interface

The objective of the Wear-a-BAN project (Unobtrusive wearable human to machine wireless interface) is to investigate and demonstrate ultra low-power wireless body-area-network technologies for enabling unobtrusive human to machine interfaces into market segments such as smart and interactive textiles, robotics for augmented reality assistance and rehabilitation and natural interfacing devices for video gaming.

Posted: Jul 19th, 2010

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Nanotechnology sensor can detect anthrax spores

Nanotechnologists at University of Twente's MESA+ research institute have developed a sensor that can detect anthrax spores. The invention is more sensitive and efficient than existing detection methods.

Posted: Jul 19th, 2010

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Melting DNA into a barcode

A completely new method for producing an image of individual DNA molecules' genetic make-up has been developed by researchers in Sweden and Denmark.

Posted: Jul 19th, 2010

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