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MIT creates gecko-inspired bandage

MIT researchers and colleagues have created a waterproof adhesive bandage inspired by gecko lizards that may soon join sutures and staples as a basic operating room tool for patching up surgical wounds or internal injuries.

Posted: Feb 18th, 2008

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India's Fab City investment to top $7 billion as focus moves to solar

The Indian government has approved an additional five companies to take part in projects in Fab City, a proposed semiconductor manufacturing location near Hyderabad. This would take the total investment in Fab City to $7 billion, Minister of State for Commerce, Jairam Ramesh said on Monday (Feb. 18), speaking at the two-day India Semiconductor Association summit.

Posted: Feb 18th, 2008

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A joint initiative to bring science and technology to life through art and design

Addictlab and IMEC are launching a new call for ideas and visions on future applications of emerging technologies in the field of art, design , architecture, fashion, communication, environments, health and well-being. After a first successful collaboration researching visual, conceptual and more practical ways of communicating about nanotechnology, a new call will take it one step further into the world of emerging technologies and their applications, with a focus on the emerging invisible (a-material) production, where benefits are perceptions centred.

Posted: Feb 18th, 2008

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Solar cell directly splits water for hydrogen

Plants trees and algae do it. Even some bacteria and moss do it, but scientists have had a difficult time developing methods to turn sunlight into useful fuel. Now, Penn State researchers have a proof-of-concept device that can split water and produce recoverable hydrogen.

Posted: Feb 17th, 2008

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India-Japan trade to treble in three years

India-Japan trade is set to treble in three years, according to Indian Ambassador to US Ronen Sen. India and Japan have set a trade turnover target of $20 billion by 2010, up from last year's figure of about $7.5 billion, in which Japan enjoyed a trade surplus of $1.7 billion, Sen said in his address to the Japan Society here Friday.

Posted: Feb 16th, 2008

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