New fast and cheap nanosoldering technique

Nanowerk reports on the work of Alex Zettl “Our radically different approach of directly contacting nanostructures via nanosoldering is simple and relies on cheap, well-established technologies: optical microscopy and micromanipulation. We realized that we could produce sub 100 nm solder spikes, used to contact nanostructures, by a simple technique. Much as a glass-blower can pull …

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George Church, the personal genome project and Knome, a whole genome sequencing company

Technology Review talks to George Church about gene sequencing and the first commercial whole-genome sequencing service he launched last week with his startup Knome, based in Cambridge, MA. He is spearheading the Personal Genome Project, a nonprofit effort to make both the DNA sequence and the health records of many individuals publicly available. The project, …

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