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Clemson researchers advance nano-scale electromechanical sensors

Clemson physics professor Apparao Rao and his team are researching nano-scale cantilevers that have the potential to read and alert us to toxic chemicals or gases in the air. Put them into a small handheld device and the potential is there for real-time chemical alerts in battle, in industry, in health care and even at home.

Nov 11th, 2008

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EPFL launches Center for Neuroprostheses

EPFL announces the creation of a large world-class center of neuroprostheses, in partnership with the Bertarelli Foundation and the Defitech Foundation. This Lausanne-based pioneering facility, to be inaugurated in January, 2009.

Nov 11th, 2008

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Taking data storage to the molecular level

Researchers at The University of Nottingham are exploring ways of exploiting the unique properties of carbon nanotubes to create a cheap and compact memory cell that uses little power and writes information at high speeds.

Nov 11th, 2008

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Nanotechnology for stent coating promises improved post-op performance

A nanomatrix for stent coating designed at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) mimics natural endothelium, the substance that lines blood vessels, and promises the potential to prevent post-operative tissue scaring along the blood vessel wall, greatly reducing the possibility of future thrombosis, or blockage at the stent site.

Nov 10th, 2008

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New assassin cells detect HIV's many disguises

Researchers from the UK and US have engineered a white blood cell that is able to recognise immune-system-evading HIV-1 strains. The team's new 'assassin cells' may cripple the well-disguised virus, possibly slowing or preventing the onset of AIDS in infected individuals.

Nov 10th, 2008

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Clues found in nanoparticles may help produce environmentally clean energy

Researchers at Cornell University recently made a major breakthrough when they invented a method to test and demonstrate a long-held hypothesis that some very, very small metal particles work much better than others in various chemical processes such as converting chemical energy to electricity in fuel cells or reducing automobile pollution.

Nov 10th, 2008

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Flexible charge pump nanotechnology power generator

Researchers have developed a new type of small-scale electric power generator able to produce alternating current through the cyclical stretching and releasing of zinc oxide wires encapsulated in a flexible plastic substrate with two ends bonded.

Nov 9th, 2008

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