Archive: 7/08/2009

The perfect cut

You need the right tool to slice silicon blocks into paper-thin wafers: a several-kilometer-long wire wetted with a type of grinding paste. And all the parameters must be optimally adjusted -- only then can significant material ...

dateAug 07, 2009 in Semiconductors
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Delays in UK child brain tumor diagnosis

Significant numbers of children in the UK are suffering from preventable levels of disability, particularly blindness, and premature death because of poor diagnosis of brain tumours.

dateAug 07, 2009 in Cancer
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Configure your own operating software

Remote maintenance systems that monitor the status of facilities and machines have always had to be configured manually, a laborious task. But now a new system can be easily adapted for a range of facilities with no need ...

dateAug 07, 2009 in Software
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Navigating in the ocean of molecules

Tracking down new active agents for cancer or malaria treatment could soon become easier - thanks to a computer program with which researchers from the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology in Dortmund aim to facilitate ...

dateAug 07, 2009 in Biochemistry
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'Champions' to unleash virtual heroes and foes

(AP) -- Think you can do better than Stan Lee? Launching next month, the new massively multiplayer online role-playing game "Champions Online" will let gamers create their own virtual superheroes. Sorry, no Spider-Men or ...

dateAug 07, 2009 in Software
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