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Nanotechnology for a just world peace

During the Week of Peace, six opinion leaders make statements on nanotechnology, peace and development cooperation in the framework of the Dutch public dialogue on nanotechnology. Their filmportraits of five minutes each have just been published in Dutch and English.

Sep 23rd, 2010

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AFM studies reveal path to protein crystallization in cell-like environments

Scientists at the Molecular Foundry, a nanoscience user facility at Berkeley Lab, have used atomic force microscopy to image in real time how S-layer proteins form crystals in a cell-like environment. This direct observation of protein assembly could provide researchers with insight into how microorganisms stave off antibiotics or lock carbon dioxide into minerals.

Sep 22nd, 2010

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Research gives insight into using graphene in electronics

New findings from the laboratory of University of Illinois researcher Joe Lyding are providing valuable insight into graphene, a single two-dimensional layer of graphite with numerous electronic and mechanical properties that make it attractive for use in electronics.

Sep 22nd, 2010

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Fiber optic interface to link robotic limbs, human brain

Lightning-fast connections between robotic limbs and the human brain may be within reach for injured soldiers and other amputees with the establishment of a multimillion-dollar research center led by Southern Methodist University (SMU) engineers.

Sep 21st, 2010

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Research project launched on the digital printing of single biological cells

The central theme of the project is the printing of such cells confined in micro-droplets of only one tenth of a millimetre in diameter. The mid-term objective of the seven research institutions and companies working together is to establish a platform for the manipulation, culture, and analysis of individual living biological cells without loss of viability.

Sep 21st, 2010

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EU-Forschungsprojekt zum digitalen Drucken einzelner biologischer Zellen gestartet

Das Institut fuer Mikrosystemtechnik (IMTEK) der Uni Freiburg ist Technologiepartner und Projektkoordinator des am 1. September 2010 gestarteten EU-Forschungsprojektes PASCA. Hinter der Abkuerzung verbirgt sich die Entwicklung einer innovativen Plattform fuer die Manipulation und Analyse einzelner lebender Zellen (Platform for Advanced Single Cell-Manipulation and Analysis).

Sep 21st, 2010

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Scientists using lasers to cool and control molecules

A team of Yale physicists has used lasers to cool molecules down to temperatures near what's known as absolute zero, about -460 degrees Fahrenheit. Their new method for laser cooling is a significant step toward the ultimate goal of using individual molecules as information bits in quantum computing.

Sep 21st, 2010

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