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Mass producing pocket labs

There is certainly no shortage of lab-on-a-chip (LOC) devices, but in most cases manufacturers have not yet found a cost-effective way to mass produce them. Scientists are now developing a platform for series production of these pocket laboratories.

Posted: Oct 1st, 2013

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Nano-dwarves turn tumor assassins

Chemotherapy is often preferred for fighting cancer, but its side effects can be considerable. A new technique may reduce these in future: nanoparticle-encapsulated substances could kill off tumor cells selectively. This will be easier on patients.

Posted: Oct 1st, 2013

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The world's sharpest X-ray beam shines at DESY

The world's sharpest X-ray beam shines at DESY. At the X-ray light source PETRA III, scientists generated a beam with a diameter of barely 5 nanometres. This fine beam of X-ray light allows focusing on smallest details.

Posted: Sep 30th, 2013

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Quantum computers: Trust is good, proof is better

A quantum computer can solve tasks where a classical computer fails. The question how one can, nevertheless, verify the reliability of a quantum computer was recently answered in an experiment at the University of Vienna.

Posted: Sep 30th, 2013

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New nanoimprint foundry paving the way for real-world nanotechnology products

A*STAR's new Nanoimprint Foundry will bridge the gap between laboratory-based nanotechnologies and real-world products. This is the first time that Singapore nanotechnology suppliers and manufacturers have been brought together to speed up productisation of nanoimprinting, a technology that imbues ordinary surfaces with unique properties for applications in sectors like consumer care, biomedical devices, optics, filtration, displays and maritime.

Posted: Sep 30th, 2013

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