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New study identifies world's most innovative nations

A new study published in the September/October issue of the journal Marketing Science reveals the world's most innovative countries, with Japan and the Nordic countries earning top spots and the United States finishing in sixth.

Posted: Nov 1st, 2008

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New nanocluster to boost thin films for semiconductors

Oregon researchers have synthesized an elusive metal-hydroxide compound in sufficient and rapidly produced yields, potentially paving the way for improved precursor inks that could boost semiconductor capabilities for large-area applications.

Posted: Oct 31st, 2008

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Welche Auswirkungen haben Nanotechnologien auf die Umwelt?

Die Bremer Produktionstechniker um Professor Lutz Maedler sind Partner einer internationalen Forschungsinitiative zur Etablierung der wissenschaftlichen Grundlagen fuer Nano-Bio-Wechselwirkungen innerhalb des Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEIN)

Posted: Oct 31st, 2008

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Laser painting with proteins

Scientists in Canada have recreated a famous painting on the microscale using a new protein patterning technique. The technique can also be used to mimic patterns of proteins found in cells and could lead to advances in neuroscience.

Posted: Oct 31st, 2008

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Cells traverse developmental divide via Blimp

An animal's reproductive capabilities are established early in development, when a homogeneous embryonic cell population gives rise to two distinct cell types - somatic cells that form the vast majority of body tissues, and primordial germ cells (PGCs) that ultimately yield spermatozoa or ova.

Posted: Oct 31st, 2008

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