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GEDI chip sorts prostate cancer cells

The future of prostate cancer therapy may lie in a tiny, "sticky" silicon chip dubbed GEDI (Geometrically Enhanced Differential Immunocapture) that can identify and collect cancer cells from a patient's bloodstream.

Jun 27th, 2012

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Group demonstrates first heralded single photon source made from silicon

In an important step towards more practical quantum information processing, researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the University of California, San Diego; and the Politecnico di Milano in Milan, Italy, have demonstrated the first heralded single photon source made from silicon.

Jun 27th, 2012

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Researchers delve into airborne particulates

For the first time, Lawrence Livermore researchers and international collaborators have peered into the makeup of complex airborne particulate matter so small that it can be transported into human lungs - usually without a trace.

Jun 27th, 2012

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Exploring opportunities for printed electronics in East Asia

The IDTechEx Printed Electronics Asia event in Tokyo, Japan on October 2-3, features the latest achievements, roadmaps and insight on OLEDs - whether or not they are printed. The leading Asian display and material companies reveal their progress while European and American companies cover their latest breakthroughs in materials.

Jun 27th, 2012

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New technique controls crystalline structure of titanium dioxide

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for controlling the crystalline structure of titanium dioxide at room temperature. The development should make titanium dioxide more efficient in a range of applications, including photovoltaic cells, hydrogen production, antimicrobial coatings, smart sensors and optical communication technologies.

Jun 27th, 2012

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Interrogating the world at the nanoscale

Angel Rubio is the leader of the research group with the highest number of citations in Spain among those engaged in Materials Physics and Nanoscience. He is in charge of the Nano-bio Spectroscopy Group of the UPV/EHU and the vice-president of science for the European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility (ETSF).

Jun 27th, 2012

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Novel crystals for optical devices

EU-funded researchers investigated novel nano-crystalline structures for potential use in a variety of laser and imaging devices related to biology, medicine and defence.

Jun 27th, 2012

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A new superhard form of carbon

Researchers used a novel computational method to demonstrate that the properties of what had previously been thought to be only a hypothetical structure of a superhard form of carbon called "M-carbon" - constructed in 2006 - matched perfectly the experimental data on "superhard graphite".

Jun 27th, 2012

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