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Experts call on EU to act to secure nanomedicine benefits for all

Experts from key EU projects united in Brussels at Nanomedicine in Europe today to deliver a strong message to the European Parliament that concerted and coordinated action is needed to ensure the widespread benefits offered by advances in nanomedicine are not squandered.

Posted: Jun 2nd, 2010

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Electric fields make ceramic production quicker, cheaper

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found that applying a small electric field results in faster formation of ceramic products during manufacture at lower temperatures, and enhances the strength of the ceramic itself.

Posted: Jun 1st, 2010

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Copper nanowires enable bendable displays and solar cells

A team of Duke University chemists has perfected a simple way to make tiny copper nanowires in quantity. The cheap conductors are small enough to be transparent, making them ideal for thin-film solar cells, flat-screen TVs and computers, and flexible displays.

Posted: Jun 1st, 2010

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Ultra-precise optical systems for space

Metal mirrors made with extremely high precision and exactly positioned are the key elements of modern telescopes. A new production technique enables complex optical surfaces to be manufactured with excellent trueness of shape and hitherto unattained positional accuracy.

Posted: Jun 1st, 2010

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World of lights in the microcosmos

Light-emitting diodes are gaining ground: They are now being used as background lighting for displays. But the manufacturing of complex LED optics is still complex and expensive. A new technology is revolutionizing production: Large-scale LED components can now be manufactured cost-effectively.

Posted: Jun 1st, 2010

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Brilliant counterfeit protection

Counterfeit products create losses in the billions each year. Beside the economic damages, all too often additional risks arise from the poor materials and shoddy workmanship of 'knock-off artists'. Yet with the aid of fluorescing dyes, materials can be individually tagged and identified with certainty.

Posted: Jun 1st, 2010

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