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NCKU won two silver medals in invention from 2010 National Invention and Creation Award

The cross-disciplinary team of Prof. Wen-Chau Liu of Department of Electrical Engineering and Prof. Huey-Ing Chen of Department of Chemical Engineering and the research team of Prof. Mi-Ching Tsai of Department of Mechanical Engineering at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan, have each won a silver medal in invention from the 2010 National Invention and Creation Award with the inventions of Semiconductor Transistor-Type Hydrogen Sensor and Multi-DOF Ultrasonic Motor with Magnetic Preload, respectively.

Sep 18th, 2010

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European grant to create artificial cell membranes on microchips

Researcher Pascal Jonkheijm of the MESA+ research institute at the University of Twente has won a 1.5 million Euros individual ERC Starting Grant. He will be using the grant over the next five years for research work creating artificial cell membranes on microchips so that, among other things, he can measure how living cells communicate with each other.

Sep 17th, 2010

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Neues Beschichtungsverfahren zur Herstellung von Verbundmaterialien

Am Institut fuer Fertigungstechnologie keramischer Bauteile an der Uni Stuttgart (IFKB) erforscht man neue Beschichtungsverfahren, bei denen Suspensionen mit Ueberschallgeschwindigkeit auf den Werkstoff aufgebracht werden. Auf diese Weise ist es zum Beispiel moeglich, extrem harte Schichten herzustellen, die eine sehr hohe Verschleissbestaendigkeit aufweisen.

Sep 17th, 2010

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'Destination Nano' explores advances in nanotechnology

At UMass Lowell's 'Destination Nano' conference, government, business and academic leaders will determine how far nano has come and how far stakeholders must go to get nano-based products out of the laboratory and onto assembly lines.

Sep 17th, 2010

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Finding hope in a meltdown

Experimentalists at The University of Tokyo have possibly discovered a new state of matter, called a 'chiral spin liquid' when they reported evidence of time-reversal symmetry breaking - a difference between the trajectory of a particle moving along one path or its inverse - in the oxide called Pr2Ir2O7.

Sep 17th, 2010

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Entangled frameworks limber up

The degree of interconnectivity of molecular frameworks in microporous materials influences their structural flexibility and gas sorption.

Sep 17th, 2010

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Ultrasensitive biosensor can detect proteins, aid in cancer diagnosis

Researchers at Boston College discovered that a cluster of carbon nanotubes coated with a thin layer of protein-recognizing polymer forms a biosensor capable of using electrochemical signals to detect minute amounts of proteins. This new biosensor could provide a crucial new diagnostic tool for the detection of cancer and other illnesses.

Sep 16th, 2010

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Nanovehicle acts as cluster bomb for tumors

Scientists have developed a nano-sized vehicle with the ability to deliver chemotherapy drugs directly into cancer cells while avoiding interaction with healthy cells, increasing the efficiency of chemotherapeutic treatment while reducing its side effects.

Sep 16th, 2010

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