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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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Stanford researchers develop a quantum 'light switch'

Infinitely secure cryptography that renders any computer unhackable. Computers that can solve the structure of a complicated protein at the drop of a hat. Programs to decrypt complicated enemy secrets. Optical data connections up to 100 times faster than current technology allows.

Posted: Dec 11th, 2007

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Carbon fibers for nuclear reactor safety

Carbon fibers that are only one-tenth the size of a human hair, but three times stronger than steel, may hold up to the intense heat and radiation of next generation nuclear power generators, providing a safety mechanism.

Posted: Dec 10th, 2007

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