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All-in-one gene detection on a chip

Scientists in Singapore have invented a tiny machine that can rapidly prepare, purify and genetically analyse blood or other biological samples in less than 20 minutes

Posted: May 9th, 2008

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Finnish research result: Future electronics will give more space for design

In the future, the rigid electronic boards will not place restrictions in the design of new products, as the manufacturing technology is being developed towards more flexible, design-friendly and inexpensive form of electronics. New manufacturing methods will change the production processes and will enable the manufacturing of entirely new kinds of products.

Posted: May 9th, 2008

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Blueprint for GBP 1bn UK technology drive unveiled

The UK's Technology Strategy Board has revealed its three-year strategic plan and outlined how it will promote and invest in technology-driven innovation for the benefit of business, to increase sustainable economic growth and to improve quality of life.

Posted: May 9th, 2008

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Indiana ready to flex subatomic muscles with nanotechnology advances

A cure for cancer, a solution to rising fuel prices or a whole new generation of super-strong materials coming out of the Hoosier state? This and much more possibly lies within the emerging realm of nanotechnology, according to a covey of national nanotechnology experts in Indiana on May 2, 2008.

Posted: May 8th, 2008

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Researchers identify pressure effects on nanomaterials

Transistors, lasers and solar-energy conversion devices may be easier to manipulate because of recent research by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists. The researchers defined the role high pressure plays in precisely tuning the fundamental properties of nanomaterials and, in particular, nanoparticle assemblies that are important for device applications.

Posted: May 8th, 2008

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