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Molecular algebra in mammalian cells

Mammalian cells can now do what an electronic calculator can: perform logical calculations. ETH-Zurich researchers have equipped cells with a complex genetic network that can do more than just one plus one.

Posted: Jun 4th, 2012

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Graphene photodetector offers better weapons detectors and telescopes to study dark energy

Researchers at the Center for Nanophysics and Advanced Materials of the University of Maryland have developed a new type of hot electron bolometer a sensitive detector of infrared light, that can be used in a huge range of applications from detection of chemical and biochemical weapons from a distance and use in security imaging technologies such as airport body scanners, to chemical analysis in the laboratory and studying the structure of the universe through new telescopes.

Posted: Jun 3rd, 2012

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Integrated sensors handle extreme conditions

A team of Case Western Reserve University engineers has designed and fabricated integrated amplifier circuits that operate under extreme temperatures - up to 600 degrees Celsius - a feat that was previously impossible.

Posted: Jun 1st, 2012

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Researching tomorrow's innovative textiles

Around 200 textile research professionals met at the end of May in St Gallen at the international Fiber Society Spring Conference to keep abreast of current trends in research and development in this field. The host organization was Empa, where intensive work is being carried out on fiber and textile innovations.

Posted: Jun 1st, 2012

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X-ray laser probes biomolecules to individual atoms

An international team led by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has proved how the world's most powerful X-ray laser can assist in cracking the structures of biomolecules, and in the processes helped to pioneer critical new investigative avenues in biology.

Posted: May 31st, 2012

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