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Living computer solves Burnt Pancake Problem

A research project by Davidson College scientists and collaborators at Missouri Western State University has constructed a basic 'living computer' by genetically altering E. coli bacteria. The work demonstrates that computing in living cells is feasible, opening the door to a number of applications including data storage and as a tool for manipulating genes for genetic engineering.

Posted: May 23rd, 2008

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European Parliament gives go-ahead for Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Initiative

The European Parliament has given its support to the EU's fifth Joint Technology Initiative in a vote on May 20. A considerable majority of 590 out of a total of 619 Members of the European Parliament voting during a plenary session in Strasbourg were in favour of setting up the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Initiative.

Posted: May 23rd, 2008

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Electron traps that compute

ETH Zurich physicists have used a semiconductor material to create superimposed quantum dots that trap single electrons. Not only can these dots be studied with lasers, their energy can be influenced as well.

Posted: May 23rd, 2008

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Looking beneath the surface

Japanese researchers have developed a new variant of total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) microscopy which they term highly-inclined and laminated optical sheet (HILO) microscopy.

Posted: May 23rd, 2008

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International symposium on nanoscale architectures

The purpose of the NANOARCH symposium on June 12-13, 2008 in Anaheim, CA, is to be a forum for the presentation and discussion of novel architectures and design methodologies by considering these issues in future nanoscale implementations.

Posted: May 22nd, 2008

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