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DNA scaffolding could advance nanoelectronics

Today, scientists at IBM Research and the California Institute of Technology announced a scientific advancement that could be a major breakthrough in enabling the semiconductor industry to pack more power and speed into tiny computer chips, while making them more energy efficient and less expensive to manufacture.

Aug 17th, 2009

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No data - no market? Challenges of nanotechnology information

Moving nanotechnology to market also involves addressing challenges regarding information and communication management. This year's 5th NanoRegulation Conference will bring together executive representatives from industry companies and associations, authorities, NGOs and politics to discuss how to add transparency to the black box of nanotechnologies.

Aug 14th, 2009

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Sticky fingers? Tiny robots to grip nanotubes

How do you handle the tiny components needed for constructing nanoscale devices? A European consortium has built two microrobotic demonstrators that can automatically pick up and install carbon nanotubes thousands of times thinner than a human hair.

Aug 14th, 2009

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Raising the alarm when DNA goes bad

Scientists have known for a long time that when DNA is damaged, a key enzyme sets off a cellular 'alarm bell' to alert the cell to start the repair process. Researchers have now identified a whole family of proteins capable of a direct response to the alarm signal.

Aug 14th, 2009

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