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Artificial nose gives as good as it gets

Is smell a personal sense, one that is specific to culture? No, says an Israeli team of scientists who have successfully 'trained' an electronic system capable of predicting the pleasantness of new odours.

Posted: Apr 30th, 2010

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Looking beyond diamond for quantum computing

A team of scientists at UC Santa Barbara that helped pioneer research into the quantum properties of a small defect found in diamonds has now used cutting-edge computational techniques to produce a road map for studying defects in alternative materials.

Posted: Apr 30th, 2010

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Unlocking the secret of how cells maintain the spatial distribution of proteins

Scientists have discovered how cells ensure the correct distribution of proteins throughout their interior. What they have found is that many of the proteins which need to be transported to the cell membrane are furnished with a kind of anchor consisting of a fatty acid, which serves to embed the proteins in the cell membrane.

Posted: Apr 30th, 2010

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Scientists discover inexpensive metal catalyst for generating hydrogen from water

Hydrogen would command a key role in future renewable energy technologies, experts agree, if a relatively cheap, efficient and carbon-neutral means of producing it can be developed. An important step towards this elusive goal has been taken by a team of researchers with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California, Berkeley.

Posted: Apr 30th, 2010

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Nanopediatric research focuses on nanomedicine for children

'Children are not small adults' - pediatricians say that's what makes their specialty different from the practice of medicine in adults. For similar reasons, researchers exploring the medical uses of nanotechnology believe that the use of molecular-level nanomedicine techniques in children will also require its own specialty.

Posted: Apr 30th, 2010

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DNA construction kit for nanoengines

Scientists have succeeded for the first time in making, out of DNA double stands, an interlocked molecule (rotaxane) with freely moveable components. This opens up exciting possibilities for nanorobotics and synthetic biology.

Posted: Apr 30th, 2010

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Prized workshop for molecular footballs

Wolfgang Kraetschmer has been awarded the European Inventor Award 2010 in the category of 'lifetime achievement' for the development of the synthesis of fullerenes like C60

Posted: Apr 29th, 2010

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Ein Protein bei der Arbeit

Forschern ist es gelungen, eine molekulare Sonde in ein Protein einzubauen und deren Veraenderungen waehrend der Arbeit des Proteins im Detail spektroskopisch zu verfolgen.

Posted: Apr 29th, 2010

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Report urges participatory technical assessment

As the pace of changing technology quickens, a robust and open national capability for technology assessment - the process of estimating the broad social, ethical, legal and economic impacts of emerging science and technology - is critical and must include public participation to complement expert analysis, says a new report, 'Reinventing Technology Assessment: A 21st Century Model'.

Posted: Apr 29th, 2010

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