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Faster computers with nanotechnology

The silicon transistors in your computer may be replaced in ten years by transistors based on carbon nanotubes. This is what scientists at the University of Gothenburg are hoping - they have developed a method to control the nanotubes during production.

Posted: May 31st, 2010

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Nanopartikel als Medikamenten Taxis

Nanopartikel, die Medikamente durch die biologischen Barrieren des Koerpers an ihren Wirkungsort transportieren, stehen im Mittelpunkt des wissenschaftlichen Interesses von Claus-Michael Lehr.

Posted: May 31st, 2010

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How butterfly wing structures could cut bank fraud

Scientists have discovered a way of mimicking the stunningly bright and beautiful colours found on the wings of tropical butterflies. The findings could have important applications in the security printing industry, helping to make bank notes and credit cards harder to forge.

Posted: May 30th, 2010

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Frontier research produces 3D neurological probe

European scientists have created a pioneering three-dimensional (3D) brain probing system that may provide new leads for understanding schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease and other serious brain conditions.

Posted: May 28th, 2010

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Fashioning metal-organic frameworks into carbon-absorbing sponges

Jeffrey Long's lab will soon host a round-the-clock, robotically choreographed hunt for carbon-hungry materials. The Berkeley Lab chemist leads a diverse team of scientists whose goal is to quickly discover materials that can efficiently strip carbon dioxide from a power plant's exhaust, before it leaves the smokestack and contributes to climate change.

Posted: May 28th, 2010

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