Under this section you will find links to the original articles and press releases from hand selected science and technology stories from various online sources.  

  October 2001


Scientists make polymer holey fiber
Australian researchers have created hundreds of meters of easy-to-make polymer based photonic crystal fiber

DNA Chip gives positive ID
Microfluidic biochip promises quick, accurate identification of gene variants
by David Cameron
Source: MIT Technology Review
A better way to glue micro-size parts for medical devices
Engineers at Ohio state University have mastered a critical step for manufacturing tiny medical devices. This new technology for sealing plastic casings could bring medical nanotechnology closer to reality
Source: Ohio state University
Smallest silicon particles light way for new sensors, materials
Purdue University researchers have discovered how to harness the light-emitting properties of porous silicon to stabilize the material's surface and direct it to respond to specific environments or cues.
Source: Purdue University News
Facility will make Purdue state, national leader in nanotechnology
Purdue University announced it will build a $100 million Discovery Park and already has raised $51 million for the first building, the Birck Nanotechnology Center, that will be among the best of its kind in the USA.
Source: Purdue University News
Researchers find glass-eating microbes at the rock bottom of the food chain
A team of researchers uncovers and characterizes the process that is commonplace below the ocean bottom.
Source: University of California San Diego
UC engineers find way to build durable biochips from plastic
Chong Ahn, an associated professor in the University of Cincinnati College of Engineering, has developed a method using MEMS technology to build plastic microchips suitable for medical and other biological applications
Source: University of Cincinnati
Blue is for Biohazard
A novel sensor uses liquid crystals to detect environmental contamination
by Alan Leo
Source: MIT Technology Review


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