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Researchers insert identification codes into mouse embryos

Researchers from the Department of Cell Biology, Physiology and Immunology at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB), in collaboration with researchers from the Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona (IMB-CNM) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), have developed an identification system for oocytes and embryos in which each can be individually tagged using silicon barcodes.

Nov 19th, 2010

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Early phase of atherosclerosis imaged at the nanoscale

Atherosclerosis is characterized by hardening and thickening of artery walls, with serious health consequences. Researchers at TU/e have imaged the stages in the calcification at a nanometer scale. The growth of hardening follows almost the same process as bone or tooth formation.

Nov 19th, 2010

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Polymer scientists unpeel secrets of nanohair adhesion

Not long after Dr. Ali Dhinojwala, chairman of The University of Akron Department of Polymer Science, unpeeled the secret (fine, clingy hairs) behind the remarkable adhesion of gecko feet, he and fellow researchers came up with a synthetic replica: carbon nanotubes. Now, five years after that initial discovery, they have published the basis of the success of these nanotubes.

Nov 19th, 2010

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NanoMission Japan 2011 - UK SMEs invited to apply for grants

Applications are now invited from UK companies to participate in NanoMission Japan 2011 which will allow companies the opportunity to participate in the major international event Nano Tech Japan 2011 held annually in Tokyo. The Exhibition will run from 16th-18th February 2011.

Nov 19th, 2010

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What changes will nanoelectronics bring?

We are surrounded by nanoelectronics through products such as computers, mobile phones, sensors and electric cars. Nanoelectronics may also grow much stronger in the energy efficiency area in the near future. However, the sustainable growth faces several challenges.

Nov 19th, 2010

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New computer chip technology could fill production gap

Researchers at ORNL are developing a method of packing more circuitry into a smaller space on these silicon wafers. Referred to as 100-nanometer lithography, the term reflects the feature resolution required to pack extremely tiny circuits directly onto the microchip wafers. Recent improvements in optical lithography, however, have pushed the requirements for next-generation lithography closer to 70- or 50-nanometer feature size.

Nov 18th, 2010

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Doctoral thesis discusses graphene's potential

As researchers across the globe peel away layer after layer of potential application, Milan Begliarbekov, a doctoral candidate at Stevens Institute of Technology, has found some unique applications for graphene.

Nov 18th, 2010

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Einatomige Kohlenstoffschichten erlauben gleitende Bewegungen um millionstel Millimeter

Im Verbundprojekt TIGeR untersuchen Spezialisten des INM - Leibniz-Institut fuer Neue Materialien, der Uni des Saarlandes, des Fraunhofer-Instituts fuer Werkstoffmechanik sowie des Karlsruher Instituts fuer Technologie, wie einatomige Schichten aus Kohlenstoff das Reibverhalten von Materialien vermindern oder beeinflussen und so kuenftig noch genauere Bewegungen im Nanometer-Bereich ermoeglichen.

Nov 18th, 2010

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