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Silicon oxide nanoelectronics circuits break barrier

Rice University scientists have created the first two-terminal memory chips that use only silicon, one of the most common substances on the planet, in a way that should be easily adaptable to nanoelectronic manufacturing techniques and promises to extend the limits of miniaturization subject to Moore's Law.

Posted: Aug 31st, 2010

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Tiny rulers to measure nanoscale structures

A noble metallic dimer (a molecule that results from combining two entities of the same species) has been used as a plasmon ruler to make absolute distance and distance change measurements.

Posted: Aug 31st, 2010

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Glass magic - a film that changes what glass can do

Researchers have developed a process that allows them to manufacture not just transparent, but heatable films. These films also prevent condensation, ensuring ice cannot build up on the windscreen overnight - and, once and for all, consigning the ice scraper to the trash can.

Posted: Aug 31st, 2010

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Glass that optimises use of solar energy

The Construction Unit at Tecnalia (in conjunction with the University of Cantabria) has taken part in the Sunglass project. The aim is to develop a new product for the building Sector. This involves a glass that augments the efficiency of photovoltaic solar systems.

Posted: Aug 30th, 2010

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Uni Bayreuth: Symposium 'Nanostrukturierte Polymere'

Vom 12. bis 13. Oktober 2010 ist die Universitaet Bayreuth Gastgeber des 2. Symposiums 'Nanostrukturierte Polymere'. Die Veranstaltung ist ein Forum fuer den Austausch zwischen Grundlagenforschung und Anwendung im Bereich der Polymere und Kolloide.

Posted: Aug 30th, 2010

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Protein bio-encapsulation and adsorption in hydrophobic nanoporous silica-based sol-gel glasses to mimic and probe the enhancement of protein folding

Researchers at Fluorotronics, Inc. (San Diego, USA) have enlightened the role of hydrophobic surfaces in the enhancement of proteins folding. They say that organic-inorganic nanoporous silica sol-gel glasses constitute the ideal support for protein bioencapsulation and adsorption, and to study the different factors influencing the protein folding process in a crowded environment.

Posted: Aug 30th, 2010

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Vulnerability in commercial quantum cryptography

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology and the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg together with the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen have recently developed and tested a technique exploiting imperfections in quantum cryptography systems to implement an attack.

Posted: Aug 29th, 2010

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A new design for a gravimeter

Scientists have developed a novel design for a highly compact, ultra-sensitive quantum device to measure subtle changes in gravity over very short time or distance scales.

Posted: Aug 27th, 2010

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Menschliche Proteinfabriken in 3D - Einblicke ins Innere menschlicher Zellen auf Nanoebene

Wer in der Zelle fuer die Bildung von Proteinen zustaendig ist, ist dank der zellbiologischen Forschung bereits bekannt. Aber wie diese Proteinfabriken (Ribosomen) innerhalb der Zelle organisiert sind, ist bisher nicht umfassend erforscht. Kuerzlich ist es Wissenschaftlern am Max-Planck-Institut fuer Biochemie gelungen, das Innenleben einer intakten menschlichen Zelle mittel Kryo-Elektronentomographie dreidimensional abzubilden.

Posted: Aug 27th, 2010

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