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YouTube for scientists launched

A website being dubbed the YouTube for scientists has been launched, raising new hopes of bringing science closer to the people. The initiative has three high-profile backers: the Public Library of Science; the US' National Science Foundation and the San Diego Supercomputer Center.

Posted: Aug 29th, 2007

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Molecules line up to make the tiniest of wires

An innovative technique for producing very small, conductive nano-wires on silicon chips. The technique can produce wires that are 5,000 times longer than they are wide and meet the need for connecting ever-smaller electronic components.

Posted: Aug 28th, 2007

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Probing the secret to bone's strength

New research reveals for the first time the role of bone's atomistic structure in a toughening mechanism that incorporates several previously proposed theories.

Posted: Aug 27th, 2007

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DNA nanotechnology center opens in Denmark

The University of Aarhus celebrated the opening of its new Centre for DNA Nanotechnology last week as a giant leap into the future of fighting disease using the building blocks of the human body.

Posted: Aug 25th, 2007

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Nanotweezers unlock anticancer drug secrets

The annoying bulges of an overwound telephone cord that shorten its reach and limit a caller's motion help explain why drugs called camptothecins are so effective in killing cancer cells.

Posted: Aug 22nd, 2007

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