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Scienists may have found an easier way for making an invisibility cloak

Two physicists may have found an easier way to make things invisible. Cloaking devices, which are a form of advanced stealth technology, are used to render spacecraft invisible in Star Trek. So far all methods for invisibility require exotic materials and would only work at certain colours of light.

Posted: Nov 23rd, 2008

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Chemist predicts collapse of helium's chemical nobility

140 years since its discovery, and despite the best endeavours of many scientists, helium, the lightest of the 'noble' gases, still stubbornly refuses to enter into any chemical alliance. Now a new glimmer of hope has emerged as a chemist has calculated that two new compounds containing a helium-oxygen bond could be formed.

Posted: Nov 23rd, 2008

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Animations bring nanotechnology to life

Just as artists at Disney and Pixar Animation Studios bring Mickey Mouse, Shrek and Nemo to life, life science artists are using animation to bring viruses, bacteria and even nanowires to life and demystify scientific concepts.

Posted: Nov 22nd, 2008

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EU study confirms the Standard Model of particle physics

An EU-funded study by physicists in Germany, France and Hungary has demonstrated conclusively that the Standard Model of particle physics, a theory describing the fundamental interactions of the elementary particles that make up all visible matter in the universe, accurately accounts for the mass of protons and neutrons.

Posted: Nov 22nd, 2008

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Quantum computing spins closer

Scientists have employed ultrafast lasers to set a new speed record for the time it takes to rotate the spin of an individual electron and confirm the spin's new position.

Posted: Nov 21st, 2008

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Proposed intellectual property model for nanotechnology north-south divide

Developing countries need to pool resources to ensure access to scientific and technical knowledge about nanotechnology in order to narrow the 'nano-divide' - similar to the digital and genomics divides - resulting from the implications of nanotechnology-related intellectual property rights on monopoly practices, technology transfer and trade, according to experts.

Posted: Nov 21st, 2008

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UAlbany's Cady a trailblazer in nanomedicine

For some, nanotechnology is known by its applications in nanoelectronics, from PDAs to computers. But College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) professor Dr. Nathaniel Cady is using nanotechnology to address human diseases.

Posted: Nov 20th, 2008

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