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EU-funded team in quantum success story

Quantum communication networks are high on Europe's agenda, with particular focus being given to quantum memory or information storage. Meeting the challenge head on to make such information accessible to users is a team of scientists from Denmark who used two 'entangled' light beams to store quantum information.

Nov 10th, 2010

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Stem cells: Brighten up

A fluorescent probe that selectively highlights embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells is now available.

Nov 10th, 2010

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AFM positioning: Shining light on a needle in a haystack

The researchers characterize their new technique as a neat solution to the 'needle in a haystack' problem of nanoscale microscopy, but it's more like the difference between finding the coffee table in a darkened room either by walking around until you fall over it, or using a flashlight.

Nov 9th, 2010

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NCI $4 million grant supports cancer nanotechnology partnership between University of New Mexico and Sandia Labs

The National Cancer Institute recently announced two five-year awards totaling nearly $4 million for a partnership between the University of New Mexico Cancer Center and Sandia National Laboratories. One $1.95 million grant will fund the creation of a joint Cancer Nanotechnology Platform Partnership, and another $1.8 million grant will pay for a new Cancer Nanotechnology Training Center to train a new generation of multidisciplinary scientists.

Nov 9th, 2010

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Researchers aim to harvest solar energy from pavement to melt ice, power streetlights, heat buildings

The heat radiating off roadways has long been a factor in explaining why city temperatures are often considerably warmer than nearby suburban or rural areas. Now a team of engineering researchers from the University of Rhode Island is examining methods of harvesting that solar energy to melt ice, power streetlights, illuminate signs, heat buildings and potentially use it for many other purposes.

Nov 9th, 2010

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Fingerprinting materials with Raman spectroscopy

Laboratory researchers may have found a way to improve Raman spectroscopy as a tool for identifying substances in extremely low concentrations. Potential applications for Raman spectroscopy include medical diagnosis, drug/chemical development, forensics and highly portable detection systems for national security.

Nov 9th, 2010

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