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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.  

April-May 2002

 

Microscopic Hydrogel Chambers Facilitate Drug Screenings Microscopic chambers constructed of a hydrogel similar to Jell-O, may allow pharmaceutical chemists to screen chemical libraries of molecules rapidly for potential new drugs, according to a Penn State chemical engineer.
Source: Penn State University

Crystalline Materials could mean 3-D TV and Ultrafast Computers
A research team at the University of California in LA has devised a means of directing the molecular action of crystalline materials with properties of both solids and liquids.
Source: ScienceDaily
Nanocrystals Technology Shines New Light on Optics
By confining a single atom inside a nanocrystal, researchers have devised a material with potential uses ranging from clear-glass sunglasses to bio-sensors to optical computing and just about anything optical in between.
by: Allen Bernard
Source: Nano-Tech planet
Photonic fibres weave smart fabrics
The communications and textiles industries could benefit from tough glass-coated polymer fibres that can be woven into fabrics. 
Source: PhysicsWeb.org
UA Optical Scientist Creates Inkjet Printed Light-Emitting Devices
University of Arizona scientists are developing a new inkjet printing process that produces such light-emitting devices as pictures and such photovoltaic devices as solar cells from digitized images on a computer.
Source: University of Arizona
Optical microscope pierces nanoscale
German researchers they have turned to lasers to produce visible-light images of items a few percent the size of the light waves themselves, something previously considered unachievable.
Source: United Press International
Thinner Materials Improve Flexible Solar Cells, Flat Panel Displays
Virginia Tech researchers' ability to create films in one-nanometer-thick layers is bringing flexible solar cells closer to reality.
Source:  ScienceDaily
Diagnostics
Electronic components the size of molecules could test for diseases and provide personal DNA profiles on demand.
Source: MIT TechnologyReview
 

 

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