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European Commission starts public dialogue on nanotechnologies

As more and more products involving nanomaterials are reaching the market, the European Commission will start a consultation with stakeholders and Member States in order to increase knowledge and awareness about the potential of nanotechnologies and to continue to ensure an adequate protection of nature, environment and health.

Posted: Jun 17th, 2008

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Scientist models molecular switch

Michigan Technological University physicist Ranjit Pati and his team have developed a model to explain the mechanism behind computing's elusive Holy Grail, the single molecular switch. If born out experimentally, his work could help explode Moore's Law and could revolutionize computing technology.

Posted: Jun 16th, 2008

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Researchers develop ultra low-cost plastic memory

Researchers at the Zernike Institute of Advanced Materials at the University of Groningen have developed a technology for a plastic ferro-electric diode which they believe will achieve a breakthrough in the development of ultra low-cost plastic memory material.

Posted: Jun 16th, 2008

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Strategic Fraunhofer Cooperation for the roll-to-roll fabrication of organic light diodes and solar cells

The Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS), one of the leading research institutes in the field of organic-based materials and devices, as well as the Fraunhofer Institute for Electron Beam and Plasma Technology (FEP), leader in the field of large-area vacuum deposition on flexible substrates, have joined forces in the development of a technology for an organic devices roll-to-roll production process.

Posted: Jun 16th, 2008

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Resolving photon numbers

A paper published online this week in Nature Photonics reveals a design for 'photon-number-resolving detectors' that is simple, efficient and compatible with cost-effective mass production

Posted: Jun 15th, 2008

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