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Researchers develop synthetic platelets

Synthetic platelets have been developed by UC Santa Barbara researchers, in collaboration with researchers at Scripps Research Institute and Sanford-Burnham Institute in La Jolla, Calif.

May 30th, 2012

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Biochip-based device for cell analysis

Inexpensive, portable devices that can rapidly screen cells for leukemia or HIV may soon be possible thanks to a chip that can produce three-dimensional focusing of a stream of cells, according to researchers.

May 30th, 2012

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Can artificial photosynthesis solve our energy and climate problems?

The discussion about environmentally friendly regenerative sources of energy and sustainable production and consumption revolves around three aspects of photosynthesis: first, sunlight as an infinite and clean source of energy; second, the conversion and storage of energy in the form of hydrogen and hydrogen-rich carbon compounds; third, the production of food for earth's growing population.

May 30th, 2012

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The finest gold dust in the world

A team of surface scientists has managed to fix single gold atoms on special sites of an iron-oxide surface. This could open the door to more efficient catalysts, requiring less of the precious material.

May 30th, 2012

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Mathematicians can conjure matter waves inside an invisible hat

A University of Washington mathematician is part of an international team working to understand invisibility and extend its possible applications. The group has now devised an amplifier that can boost light, sound or other waves while hiding them inside an invisible container.

May 29th, 2012

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Copper-nickel nanowires could be perfect fit for printable electronics

Duke University chemists created a new set of flexible, electrically conductive nanowires from thin strands of copper atoms mixed with nickel. The copper-nickel nanowires, in the form of a film, conduct electricity even under conditions that break down the transfer of electrons in plain silver and copper nanowires, a new study shows.

May 29th, 2012

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Short movies stored in an atomic vapor

Scientists at the Joint Quantum Institute have stored not one but two letters of the alphabet in a tiny cell filled with rubidium atoms which are tailored to absorb and later re-emit messages on demand. This is the first time two images have simultaneously been reliably stored in a non-solid medium and then played back.

May 29th, 2012

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The first chemical circuit developed

The Organic Electronics research group at Linkoping University previously developed ion transistors for transport of both positive and negative ions, as well as biomolecules. They have now succeeded in combining both transistor types into complementary circuits, in a similar way to traditional silicon-based electronics.

May 29th, 2012

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NanoBio-Europe conference

The 8th NanoBio-Europe conference will take place on 18 - 20 June 2012 in Varese (Lombardy, Northern Italy), showcasing the latest international developments in nanobiotechnology, and providing a platform to facilitate interdisciplinary communications, new collaborations for delegates from academic, industrial and clinical backgrounds.

May 29th, 2012

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