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INO signs a cooperation agreement with a major German partner

INO (the National Optics Institute in Canada) announces the signing of a cooperation agreement with the Bavarian Laser Centre GmbH (BLZ), a research centre in Erlangen, Germany, specializing in photonic microsystems research, development, and production.

Posted: May 29th, 2008

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Monkeys control a bionic arm with their thoughts

A monkey has successfully fed itself with fluid, well-controlled movements of a human-like robotic arm by using only signals from its brain, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine report in the journal Nature.

Posted: May 28th, 2008

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Fraunhofer and MIT establish research center for renewable energy

The research scientists of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE will in future be working in close cooperation with the scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT. The new Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems is located in the immediate vicinity of the MIT campus.

Posted: May 28th, 2008

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Printed biochips

Peptide arrays are powerful tools for developing new medical substances as well as for diagnosis and therapy techniques. A new production method based on laser printing will enable the potential of peptide arrays to be effectively utilized for the first time.

Posted: May 28th, 2008

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New unifying theory of lasers advanced by physicists

Researchers at Yale and the Institute of Quantum Electronics at ETH Zurich have formulated a theory that, allows scientists to better understand and predict the properties of both conventional and non-conventional lasers.

Posted: May 27th, 2008

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Breakthrough results in super-hard nanocrystalline iron that can take the heat

Researchers at North Carolina State University have created a substance far stronger and harder than conventional iron, and which retains these properties under extremely high temperatures - opening the door to a wide variety of potential applications, such as engine components that are exposed to high stress and high temperatures

Posted: May 27th, 2008

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