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2009-01-08 07:00:00

REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Asemblon, Inc. of Redmond, Washington, an authority in the emerging field of surface molecular engineering and a leading manufacturer of the high quality, high purity chemicals, is proud to announce that its specialty chemical products will be sold through VWR International, LLC. Asemblon makes the world's highest purity alkane thiol compounds for use in self-assembled monolayers, or "SAMs." The field of surface chemistry is one of the leading...

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2008-11-13 11:30:45

A team of Princeton University scientists has discovered that chains of proteins found in most living organisms act like adaptive machines, possessing the ability to control their own evolution. The research, which appears to offer evidence of a hidden mechanism guiding the way biological organisms respond to the forces of natural selection, provides a new perspective on evolution, the scientists said. The researchers -- Raj Chakrabarti, Herschel Rabitz, Stacey Springs and George McLendon --...

2008-08-19 03:00:20

By Greer, John About 15 years ago, the topic of emerging technologies came up at a Human Resources Systems Professionals chapter roundtable I was attending. I, working in higher education at the time, spoke up and touted the value of the then newly popular Internet to everyone in the room. One of my colleagues, who worked for a large regional bank, emphatically replied that her bank would never use the Internet because their IT director would not allow their network to be open to the...

2007-07-28 03:00:00

By Cooke-Davies, Terry Cicmil, Svetlana; Crawford, Lynn; Richardson, Kurt [ABSTRACT] Both practitioners and researchers in the field of project management have referred to problems caused by complexity or problems of particular significance to complex projects. In different scientific disciplines investigations into the behavior of complex dynamical systems are revealing insights that, taken together, amount to a challenge to the prevalent Cartesian/ Newtonian/Enlightenment paradigm from...

2005-08-29 14:24:52

Blacksburg, Va. -- Chemistry and biology researchers at Virginia Tech have enhanced the abilities of the molecules they are creating to deliver killing blows to cancer cells. The man-made molecular complexes enter cancer cells and, when signaled, deliver killing medicine or cause the cell to change. The new supermolecules have more units that will absorb light "“ providing more control over the range of light frequencies that can be included and excluded as signals and the responses....

2005-06-22 13:30:00

22 June 2005 - A team of chemists at Penn State has developed a new type of ultrathin film, which has unusual properties that could improve the fabrication of increasingly smaller and more intricate electronic and sensing devices. The material, a single layer made from spherical cages of carbon atoms, could enable more precise patterning of such devices with a wider range of molecular components than now is possible with conventional self-assembled monolayers. The research is published in the...

2005-06-02 01:05:00

MADISON - In the time it takes to read this sentence, your fingernail will have grown one nanometer. That's one-billionth of a meter and it represents the scale at which electronics must be built if the march toward miniaturization is to continue. Reporting in the June 3 issue of the Journal Science, an international team of researchers shows how control over materials on this tiny scale can be extended to create complex patterns important in the production of nano-electronics. About two...


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