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Pilot line planned for lighting nanotubes
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11/30/2005   Post a comment
The world's first pilot line for carbon nanotube-based electron-emission lighting devices was announced recently by Applied Nanotech, Inc. in cooperation with Shimane Masuda Electronics Co., Ltd. (Masuda, Japan).
CMOS chip slashes time needed to ID flu strains
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11/28/2005   Post a comment
CombiMatrix Corp. has fabricated a smart CMOS chip for influenza identification that addresses a central criterion for containment of a potential pandemic: timeliness.
Big computers, little apps
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11/21/2005   Post a comment
From realistic predictive modeling of natural and man-made disasters to atomic-level explorations of photosynthetic bacteria, supercomputers are enabling next-generation applications in science and technology. Increasingly, the machines' modeling muscle is even being applied to the design of consumer products. Supercomputing 2005, held here last week, reported on achievements and trends in the field.
Nano transistors light the way to all-optical silicon chips
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11/21/2005   Post a comment
An experimental light-emitting nanotube (LEN) transistor that's said to achieve 10,000 times the electroluminescent efficiency of LEDs could put researchers closer to the goal of "computing with light."
Carbon nanotube 'paper' stronger than steel
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11/21/2005   2 comments
Recent research using carbon nanotubes in place of conventional carbon fibers is revealing large gains in such critical material properties as tensile strength and electrical and thermal conductivity.
IBM claims better LED
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11/17/2005   Post a comment
IBM Corp. unveiled what is said is the world's first electroluminescent nanotube transistor and claimed it glows 1,000 times brighter than a light-emitting diode.
Quantum-dot technique builds 'better light bulb'
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11/14/2005   Post a comment
Vanderbilt University researchers claim their quantum-dot approach to the generation of tunable broad-spectrum white light simplifies solid-state lighting.
IBM controls speed of light in silicon
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11/7/2005   Post a comment
Researchers at IBM Corp. say they have succeeded in slowing the speed of light.


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