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'Recordable' proteins as next-generation memory storage materials

Move over, compact discs, DVDs, and hard drives. Researchers in Japan report progress toward developing a new protein-based memory device that could provide an alternative to conventional magnetic and optical storage systems, which are quickly approaching their memory storage capacities.

Posted: Feb 6th, 2008

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European Commission gives grant to investigate transatlantic oversight of nanotechnology

Researchers at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Chatham House, Environmental Law Institute (ELI) and the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN), an initiative of Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and The Pew Charitable Trusts, have been awarded a $587,000 European Commission grant to conduct an international research project on regulating nanotechnologies in the European Union and United States.

Posted: Feb 6th, 2008

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A new direction for Vietnamese science and technology

To catch up with the development of global science and technology, Vietnam should have proper investment plans, prepared for ideas and combining scientists and experts with programmes which have completely new contents, and establishing training and research centres. Apart from traditional laboratories, two National Universities have begun to do this.

Posted: Feb 6th, 2008

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Transnational call for collaborative proposals in nanoscience

NanoSci-E+ is announcing the opening of a transnational call for collaborative proposals. A minimum of EUR 16M will be distributed for the funding of high-quality projects, possibly complemented by an additional EUR 8M (subject to contract with the European Commission).

Posted: Feb 5th, 2008

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Bird flu testing on the cheap

Rapid identification of bird flu infection will be the key to controlling a pandemic should the virus learn how to transmit between humans. A new lab-on-a-chip could provide diagnosis in as little as 30 minutes.

Posted: Feb 4th, 2008

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IVAM at nano tech, the largest nano fair in Asia

At the largest Asian fair for nanotechnology, the nano tech 2008, IVAM Microtechnology Network promotes the innovations of its 270 member companies and institutes, ranging from nanoanalytics to tool manufacturing.

Posted: Feb 4th, 2008

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Nanotechnology's future depends on who the public trusts

When the public considers competing arguments about a new technology's potential risks and benefits, people will tend to agree with the expert whose values are closest to their own, no matter what position the expert takes. The same will hold true for nanotechnology, a key study has found.

Posted: Feb 4th, 2008

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Researchers at Leeds mine the 'Terahertz gap'

Research underway at the University of Leeds will provide a completely fresh insight into the workings of nano-scale systems, and enable advances in the development of nano-electronic devices for use in industry, medicine and biotechnology.

Posted: Feb 4th, 2008

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Team develops energy-efficient microchip

Researchers at MIT and Texas Instruments have unveiled a new chip design for portable electronics that can be up to 10 times more energy-efficient than present technology. The design could lead to cell phones, implantable medical devices and sensors that last far longer when running from a battery.

Posted: Feb 4th, 2008

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