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Scientists create new nanotube structures

Dr. Ernesto Joselevich, together with Ph.D. student Ariel Ismach and former M.Sc. student Noam Geblinger of the Weizmann Institute?s Materials and Interfaces Department, are developing techniques to coax carbon nanotubes to self-assemble into ordered structures - essentially making the nanotubes do the hard work for them.

Posted: May 27th, 2008

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Researchers demonstrate 'avalanche effect' in solar cells

Researchers at TU Delft and the FOM Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter have found irrefutable proof that the so-called avalanche effect by electrons occurs in specific, very small semiconducting crystals. This physical effect could pave the way for cheap, high-output solar cells.

Posted: May 26th, 2008

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Jisso forum draws technologists, academics

Sponsored by the Jisso International Council and IPC, the two-day seminar highlighted the advancements in packaging and interconnect technology, as well as issues facing technologists everywhere - i.e., environmental regulations.

Posted: May 26th, 2008

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Internationales Symposium am IPHT Jena: DNA-Maschinen fuer die Zukunft

Rund 70 ausgesuchte Wissenschaftler von Weltrang hat Dr. Wolfgang Fritzsche am Institut fuer Photonische Technologien (IPHT) in Jena ab dem 29. Mai 2008 zu Gast. Bereits zum neunten Mal findet das Internationale Symposium zur Nanobiotechnologie statt, diesmal unter dem Thema 'DNA-Based Nanodevices'.

Posted: May 26th, 2008

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Russian-Chinese hi-tech cooperation is priority - Russian president Medvedev

Russia views hi-tech industries, including civil aircraft building, nuclear energy, space, information and nanotechnologies, as priorities of developing trade and economic cooperation with China, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev told a joint press conference with Chinese President Hu Jintao in Beijing on Friday.

Posted: May 26th, 2008

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Nanotechnology meets acupuncture

From the wonderful world of the world wide web, here is this week's Slow News Friday story: 'Revolutionary Healing Nanotechnology' that looks like a stone. Actually, it is a stone.

Posted: May 24th, 2008

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Living computer solves Burnt Pancake Problem

A research project by Davidson College scientists and collaborators at Missouri Western State University has constructed a basic 'living computer' by genetically altering E. coli bacteria. The work demonstrates that computing in living cells is feasible, opening the door to a number of applications including data storage and as a tool for manipulating genes for genetic engineering.

Posted: May 23rd, 2008

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European Parliament gives go-ahead for Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Initiative

The European Parliament has given its support to the EU's fifth Joint Technology Initiative in a vote on May 20. A considerable majority of 590 out of a total of 619 Members of the European Parliament voting during a plenary session in Strasbourg were in favour of setting up the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Initiative.

Posted: May 23rd, 2008

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