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Top scientists promote innovative, multi-disciplinary global problem-solving strategies

How can we use science to help solve the daunting catalogue of trans-border health, energy and quality-of-life challenges confronting our globalized, 'flattened' world? By developing scientific and technological techniques that transcend disciplinary boundaries, reflect diverse perspectives, and incorporate the contributions of traditionally underrepresented groups.

Posted: Dec 12th, 2007

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From Nature's nanolaboratory

Scientists in Trondheim believe that a lot of exciting new products can be created if we can manage to make use of some of Nature's tiniest construction materials. They are called fibrils.

Posted: Dec 12th, 2007

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Magnetic swirls

Physicists o investigated an unusual arrangement of three magnetic 'swirls' - so called magnetic vortices - in a thin magnetic film. Their experiments unravelled the dynamic core movements of these magnetic swirls for the first time.

Posted: Dec 12th, 2007

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Protein fingerprinting made easy

Combining some traditional experimental methods of molecular biology with computational methods of artificial intelligence, a group of researchers from Croatia demonstrated a novel approach for producing 'protein fingerprints' of diverse tissues.

Posted: Dec 12th, 2007

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NIST imaging system maps nanomechanical properties

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed an imaging system that quickly maps the mechanical properties of materialsā??how stiff or stretchy they are, for exampleā??at scales on the order of billionths of a meter.

Posted: Dec 12th, 2007

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First ever execution of a quantum calculation

University of Queensland researchers are among an international team to have made the first ever execution of a quantum calculation, a major step towards building the first quantum computers.

Posted: Dec 12th, 2007

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AIHA to host nanotechnology web seminar

The American Industrial Hygiene Association will host an intermediate TeleWeb Virtual Seminar, titled 'Nanotechnology Update for IHs: Toxicology and Exposure Assessment Issues', on Jan. 31, 2008.

Posted: Dec 11th, 2007

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Digital band-aids

Toumaz Technology, a company based on Imperial College London research, won the electronic category in the prestigious 2007 Institution of Engineering Technology Innovation Engineering Award for its Sensium Ultra Low-Power Wireless Body Monitoring System, better known as the 'digital plaster'.

Posted: Dec 11th, 2007

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