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Nanocomposite solid-state lighting

Nanocrystal-based devices produce a higher quality white-light than current light sources and present an opportunity for higher efficiencies, say US scientists.

Jan 31st, 2008

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New adhesive mimics gecko toe hairs

A new anti-sliding adhesive developed by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, may be the closest man-made material yet to mimic the remarkable gecko toe hairs that allow the tiny lizard to scamper along vertical surfaces and ceilings.

Jan 30th, 2008

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New method for creating self-assembling, nanoscale materials

A team from The Scripps Research Institute unveiled a novel approach that yields a material with novel properties, which some might find reminiscent of Flubber. The material is produced using naturally occurring proteins as templates for uniform, self-assembled, nano-scale construction.

Jan 30th, 2008

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Tiny magnets to repel drug counterfeiters

A large pharmaceutical packaging company is hoping that nanotech security tags devised by a small Singaporean firm will help it combat counterfeit drugs. India-based drug supplier Bilcare says it is in talks with Indian pharmaceutical companies to commercialise the nanoscale magnetic fingerprinting technology by Singular ID, a spin-out they bought for SGD 19.58 million ($14 million) earlier this month.

Jan 30th, 2008

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