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The Israeli nanotechnology survey

The survey, which looked at the situation of academic research in Israel, reveals that the average investment per Israeli investor averages USD 1.1 million. It is estimated that some USD 320 million were invested, to date, in academic research.

Posted: Mar 16th, 2009

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Scientist confirms liquid-liquid phase transition in silicon

Using rigorous computer calculations, researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the Carnegie Institution of Washington have established evidence that supercooled silicon experiences a liquid-liquid phase transition, where at a certain temperature two different states of liquid silicon exist.

Posted: Mar 16th, 2009

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IMEC celebrates its 25th birthday

On January 16, 1984, the memorandum of association of IMEC was signed, and on March 15, now exactly 25 years ago, IMEC appeared as newly established research center in the Belgian Statute Books.

Posted: Mar 16th, 2009

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Brain on a chip

How does the human brain run itself without any software? Find that out, say European researchers, and a whole new field of neural computing will open up. A prototype 'brain on a chip' is already working.

Posted: Mar 16th, 2009

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New organic material may speed Internet access

An international team of researchers has developed an organic material with an unprecedented combination of high optical quality and strong ability to mediate light-light interaction and has engineered the integration of this material with silicon technology so it can be used in optical telecommunication devices.

Posted: Mar 15th, 2009

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The greening of propane

The process to turn propane into industrially necessary propylene has been expensive and environmentally unfriendly. That was until scientists at U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory devised a greener way to take this important step in chemical catalysis.

Posted: Mar 13th, 2009

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Ion beam experiments for materials

Three new experimental units for conducting materials research are being inaugurated today at the GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt.

Posted: Mar 13th, 2009

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