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Irish nanotechnology research to deliver new wave of next-gen computers and real-time 3D video processing

Researchers at CRANN, the Science Foundation Ireland funded nanoscience institute based at Trinity College Dublin, and which partners with University College Cork, have conducted research to develop materials that could in time revolutionise the manufacture of silicon chips and lead to a new wave of next generation computers and real time 3D video processing.

Posted: May 16th, 2012

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Detecting tumour cells individually

ETH-Zurich researchers have devised a method to detect mutations in tumour cells that are only present in a proportion of the cancer's cells. The analysis reveals that cells of individual tumours are more variable than first thought - and differ from patient to patient.

Posted: May 16th, 2012

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New 'metamaterial' practical for optical advances

Researchers have taken a step toward overcoming a key obstacle in commercializing "hyperbolic metamaterials," structures that could bring optical advances including ultrapowerful microscopes, computers and solar cells.

Posted: May 15th, 2012

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Could paint particles protect the planet?

Dispersing fine (sub-micron) light-scattering particles into the upper atmosphere could help to combat climate change, suggests a former UK government advisor and chemical engineer.

Posted: May 15th, 2012

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Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology and Biosceptre collaborate on cancer antibody research

UniQuest, The University of Queensland's main commercialisation company, has facilitated a strategic research collaboration and antibody production agreement between Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) researchers and Biosceptre International Limited to develop a bioprocess for producing certain monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of cancer.

Posted: May 15th, 2012

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