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A fast, efficient way to determine the structure of proteins, shortening a process that often takes years into a matter of days, has been developed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientists. They used a "small angle x-ray scattering" (SAXS) technique, which can image a protein in its natural state, such as in a solution, and at a spatial resolution of about 10 angstroms, which is small enough to determine a protein's three-dimensional sh... More
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Stanford engineer Stephen R. Quake has invented a new technology for decoding DNA and used it to decode his own genome for less than $50,000. (Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/11/science/11gene.html)
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St. Jude Medical Inc. has developed a pacemaker and wireless home monitoring system that transmits critical information to a doctor via the Internet. (Source: http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2009/08/10/technology/tech-us-pacemaker.html?partner=rss&emc=rss)
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Inventor Dean Kamen challenges the notion that the U.S. has a healthcare crisis. Rather than slowing the pace of medical progress to cut healthcare costs, he argues, America should be encouraging more innovation in life-saving drugs and technologies. (Source: http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/health_medicine/4327012.html?page=1)
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Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have sealed silicon-nanowire transistors in a membrane similar to those that surround biological cells. These hybrid devices, which operate similarly to nerve cells, might be used to make better interfaces for prosthetic limbs and cochlear implants. They might also work well as biosensors for medical diagnostics. (Source: http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/23157/)
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A way to program a biological computer using the food-seeking behavior of the Physarum polycephalum (an amoeboid slide mold that can find the shortest way through mazes and anticipate periodic events), has been suggested by Andrew Adamatzky from University of the West of England. (Source: http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/23962/)
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(University of Virginia) A new material developed at the University of Virginia -- an oxygen nanosensor that couples a light-emitting dye with a biopolymer -- simplifies the imaging of oxygen-deficient regions of tumors. Such tumors are associated with increased cancer aggressiveness and are particularly difficult to treat.
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(Purdue University) Researchers are developing a new class of tiny mechanical devices containing vibrating, hair-thin structures that could be used to filter electronic signals in cell phones and for other more exotic applications.
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(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Researchers at MIT have for the first time shown that nanotubes can grow without a metal catalyst. The researchers demonstrate that zirconium oxide, the same compound found in cubic zirconia "fake diamonds," can also grow nanotubes, but without the unwanted side effects of metal.
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(Clemson University) Clemson chemistry assistant professor Rhett Smith will receive $598,000 in a National Science Foundation CAREER Award to study a new class of materials that conduct electrical currents and can be used in thin, lightweight and flexible plastic electronic devices.
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(University of California - Santa Barbara) The Burnham Institute for Medical Research and the University of California, Santa Barbara have named leading biomedical researcher Jamey D. Marth director of a new joint Center for Nanomedicine that will be established at UCSB.
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Half the world appears vulnerable to social instability and violence due to increasing and potentially prolonged unemployment, as well as several longer-term issues such as decreasing water, food, and energy supplies, according to the 2009 State of the Future report, just published by the Millennium Project, a global, independent futures-research think tank. Distilling the collective intelligence of more than 2,500 leading scientists, scholars, an... More
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Dogs can count up to four or five, can understand up to 250 words, and intentionally deceive other dogs and people to get treats, placing their mental abilities close to a human child age 2 to 2.5 years, says psychologist Stanley Coren, of the University of British Columbia. (Source: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/08/090810025241.htm)
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The Robot Operating System or ROS, an open-source set of programs meant to serve as a common platform for a wide range of robotics research, is being developed and used by teams at Stanford University, MIT, and the Technical University of Munich, among others. (Source: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20327206.300-robots-to-get-their-own-operating-system.html)
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Rather than moving massive datasets to a specialized graphics-processing cluster for rendering, researchers are writing software that allows the thousands of processors in a supercomputer to do the visualization themselves.Image of a core-collapse supernova generated on Argonne National Laboratory's supercomputer (Argonne National Laboratory) (Source: http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/23139/)
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Sandia National Laboratories researchers have created more one million virtual computers to provide insight into how networks of infected computers called botnets wreak havoc on the Internet. (Source: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20327206.100-virtual-computer-army-takes-on-the-botnets.html)
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NASA should revive its successful Institute for Advanced Concepts (NIAC), says an expert panel, focused on projects for 10 years and beyond. (Source: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17568)
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Textbooks may soon be replaced by digital textbooks and online courses, or even by lessons assembled from the wealth of free open-source courseware, educational games, videos, blogs, Twitter feeds, and projects on the Web. (Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/09/education/09textbook.html)
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USAA, a privately held bank and insurance company, plans to update its iPhone application this week to allow customers to deposit checks by simply photographing both sides of the check with the phone's camera and hitting the send button. (Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/10/technology/10check.html?ref=technology)
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We will cope with global challenges by harnessing technology, such as machine minds, and cognitive-modification drugs to augment our intelligence, says futurist Jamais Cascio. (Source: http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/print/200907/intelligence)
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IBM has received $16.1 additional funding from DARPA to work on the Systems of neuromorphic adaptive plastic scalable electronics (SyNAPSE) program, bringing the total to $21 million. DARPA is looking to develop electronic neuromorphic machine technology that is scalable to biological levels. The goal is to develop systems capable of analyzing vast amounts of data from many sources in the blink of an eye, letting the military or civilian businesse... More
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(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Berkeley Lab experts in nanocrystal growth and electron microscopy combined their skills to record the first ever direct observations in real-time of the growth of single nanocrystals in solution. Their findings revealed that there are two distinct trajectories by which nanocrystals can grow but in the end the crystals come out roughly the same size and shape.
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(National Physical Laboratory) Recent advances in modern manufacturing techniqueshas made it possible to manufacture small andcomplex components to extremely high accuracies.In direct response to the extreme demands of qualityassurance for the measurement of size, form andposition of microsystem parts, extensive researchis being carried out in the area of geometricalmeasurement on the micro-scale.
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(Brown University) Researchers at Brown University have discovered that certain types of carbon nanoparticles can be environmentally toxic to adult fruit flies, although they were found to be benign when added to food for larvae. The findings, published online in Environmental Science & Technology, may further reveal the environmental and health dangers of carbon nanoparticles.
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3D holograms that can be touched with bare hands have been developed by researchers from the University of Tokyo. Called the Airborne Ultrasound Tactile Display, the hologram projector uses an ultrasound phenomenon called acoustic radiation pressure to create a pressure sensation on a user's hands, which are tracked with two Nintendo Wiimotes. (Source: http://www.physorg.com/news168797748.html)
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