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Quantenchip in Sicht

Dem Fernziel, quantenoptische Experimente und Funktionen auf Halbleiterchips zu integrieren, sind oesterreichische und kanadische Wissenschaftler um Prof. Gregor Weihs einen entscheidenden Schritt naeher gerueckt. Sie haben im Labor erstmals eine praktikable Quelle fuer Photonenpaare in einem Halbleiter realisiert.

Posted: Apr 17th, 2012

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Atome im Quantendialog

Quantenbits lassen sich nun kontrolliert zwischen zwei Atomen uebertragen und in den Atomen reversibel speichern

Posted: Apr 17th, 2012

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2012 Hannover Messe: Innovations by KIT

At the 2012 Hannover Messe from April 23 to 27, KIT will present innovations relating to energy, mobility, IT, and other topics of relevance to the future. KIT will inform about its algae engineering platform and exhibit a photobioreactor for microalgae. In addition, new laser technologies for the production of lithium-ion batteries, an electronic drawbar for agricultural machines, and an organic computing system for tractors will be presented.

Posted: Apr 16th, 2012

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New carbon-based material derived from graphene advances nanoelectronics

Scientists and engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) have discovered an entirely new carbon-based material that is synthesized from the "wonder kid" of the carbon family, graphene. The discovery, which the researchers are calling "graphene monoxide" pushes carbon materials closer to ushering in next-generation electronics.

Posted: Apr 16th, 2012

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OECD nanotechnology update on nanomaterial risk assessment

A recently released OECD document, Important Issues on Risk Assessment of Manufactured Nanomaterials, provides the current practices, challenges and strategies for assessing risk in circumstances where data are limited, and there is a necessity for more research on specific risk assessment issues.

Posted: Apr 16th, 2012

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3-D RNA modeling opens scientific doors

A team from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill demonstrates a simple, cost-effective technique for three-dimensional RNA structure prediction that will help scientists understand the structures, and ultimately the functions, of the RNA molecules that dictate almost every aspect of human cell behavior.

Posted: Apr 15th, 2012

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