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New research findings open door to zinc-oxide-based UV lasers, LED devices

Researchers from North Carolina State University have solved a long-standing materials science problem, making it possible to create new semiconductor devices using zinc oxide -- including efficient ultraviolet lasers and LED devices for use in sensors and drinking water treatment, as well as new ferromagnetic devices.

Posted: Apr 23rd, 2013

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Nanotechnology to fight hospital superbugs

Each year, twice as many people die in Europe from hospital acquired infections than from road accidents. These infectious diseases have developed antibiotic resistance and spread despite the best efforts of staff, mainly through textiles like bed linen. But the technology developed by a European research project helps fight back against the so-called superbugs, by using a revolutionary nanotechnology to treat bed linen and other textiles.

Posted: Apr 23rd, 2013

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Nanocytology detects ovarian cancer using neighboring cells

Pioneering biophotonics technology developed at Northwestern University is the first screening method to detect the early presence of ovarian cancer in humans by examining cells easily brushed from the neighboring cervix or uterus, not the ovaries themselves.

Posted: Apr 22nd, 2013

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Nanotechnologies and bio-inspiration for healthcare, communication, more

The latest advances in microtechnologies for smart sensors, energy harvesting, smart power, reconfigurable multimedia, wireless communication, and biomedical applications will be presented next month in Grenoble at SPIE Microtechnologies. The event attracts researchers and developers for an interdisciplinary exchange of technology advances and discussion of future applications.

Posted: Apr 22nd, 2013

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Researchers have managed to make germanium suitable for lasers

Good news for the computer industry: a team of researchers has managed to make germanium suitable for lasers. This could enable microprocessor components to communicate using light in future, which will make the computers of the future faster and more efficient.

Posted: Apr 22nd, 2013

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Nanoparticle molecular probes drastically reduce cost of powerful microscopy technique

A dye-based imaging technique known as two-photon microscopy can produce pictures of active neural structures in much finer detail than functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, but it requires powerful and expensive lasers. Now, a research team at the University of Pennsylvania has developed a new kind of dye that could reduce the cost of the technique by several orders of magnitude.

Posted: Apr 21st, 2013

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