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Atomic structure of key muscle component revealed

Adding to the growing fundamental understanding of the machinery of muscle cells, a group of biophysicists describe how actin filaments are stabilized at one of their ends to form a basic muscle structure called the sarcomere.

Posted: Jul 25th, 2014

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A new approach to creating organic zeolites

Traditionally, zeolites have been derived from inorganic material like silicon or aluminum. Now, researchers have devised a way to synthesize large-pore crystalline polyimide covalent organic frameworks.

Posted: Jul 24th, 2014

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Nano Utica Initiative announces major development step

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a Section 404 permit for the Marcy Nanocenter site, enabling the next phase of the Nano Utica initiative. This includes the construction of a 450 MM enabled wafer fabrication campus.

Posted: Jul 24th, 2014

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The birth of topological spintronics

The discovery of a new material combination that could lead to a more efficient approach to computer memory and logic is the first promising indication that it may be possible to build a practical technology with a novel material known as a 'topological insulator'. The research team's results show that such a scheme can be 10 times more efficient for controlling magnetic memory or logic than any other combination of materials measured to date.

Posted: Jul 23rd, 2014

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