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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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Electron traps that compute

ETH Zurich physicists have used a semiconductor material to create superimposed quantum dots that trap single electrons. Not only can these dots be studied with lasers, their energy can be influenced as well.

Posted: May 23rd, 2008

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Looking beneath the surface

Japanese researchers have developed a new variant of total internal reflection fluorescence (TIRF) microscopy which they term highly-inclined and laminated optical sheet (HILO) microscopy.

Posted: May 23rd, 2008

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International symposium on nanoscale architectures

The purpose of the NANOARCH symposium on June 12-13, 2008 in Anaheim, CA, is to be a forum for the presentation and discussion of novel architectures and design methodologies by considering these issues in future nanoscale implementations.

Posted: May 22nd, 2008

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