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Electronic tongue identifies cava wines

Researchers at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona have developed an electronic tongue which can identify different types of cava wines, thanks to a combination of sensor systems and advanced mathematical procedures.

Posted: Jul 28th, 2011

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Quantenpunkte aus Indiumarsenid auf Silizium-Wafern

Wissenschaftler des Helmholtz-Zentrums Dresden-Rossendorf koennen Quantenpunkte aus Indiumarsenid auf Silizium-Wafern erzeugen. Das Besondere: Sie verwenden dabei Verfahren, die schon jetzt in der Halbleiterfertigung eingesetzt werden.

Posted: Jul 28th, 2011

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Insect virus holds the key to safer stem cell therapy

Scientists at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN), the world's first bioengineering and nanotechnology research institute, have developed a new genetic engineering technique that promises safer stem cell therapy for cancer patients.

Posted: Jul 28th, 2011

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Sun-free photovoltaics

Materials engineered to give off precisely tuned wavelengths of light when heated are key to new high-efficiency generating system.

Posted: Jul 28th, 2011

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A closer look at cells

Many substances and nutrients are exchanged across the cell membrane. EPFL scientists have developed a method to observe these exchanges, by taking a highly accurate count of the number of proteins found there.

Posted: Jul 27th, 2011

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DURIP grant to support nanoscale imaging

Dr. Eui-Hyeok Yang, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology, has been announced as a recipient of a Defense University Research Instrumentation Program (DURIP) grant for 2011. This highly competitive award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) will enable the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment to support ongoing research in nanotechnology and nanoscale engineering.

Posted: Jul 27th, 2011

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Fuel cells rescued by batteries

Fuel cells were originally considered to be replacements for internal combustion engines used in traditional vehicles and replacements for traction batteries used in pure electric vehicles. Unfortunately, they have proved woefully incapable of efficiently and economically supporting the frequent load changes of vehicle traction. Thus building ever larger fuel cells was pursued from about 1991 to 2001 but it ended in tears. After that, better batteries, notably NiMH then Li-ion were able to take over even more of the work of traction.

Posted: Jul 27th, 2011

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