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Monthly Archives: August 2010

Nanotech for hard drives licensed to local startup

Nanodyne Inc. of Dublin, Calif. has signed an exclusive option to license new technology developed at UC Davis called Metal Organic Silicon Thin Film (MOSTF) into a commercial prototype. The technology is used to create thin films on surfaces, that …
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NAS review gives a thumbs-up to the LSST

┬áThis press release was issued by the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope consortium today. A committee of the National Academy of Sciences rated the telescope as a #1 priority for ground-based astronomy and astrophysics projects over the next ten years. Notable …
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Hot Microbes in the Frozen North

Is there anywhere UC Davis scientists will not go in search of weird microbes? In 2008, Bekah Shepard was piloting a miniature submarine in Pavilion Lake, British Columbia, in a NASA-supported expedition to study “living rocks” called microbialites. Last year, …
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NYT: Breast milk, bacteria and babies

Much of human breast milk is indigestible to babies and goes instead to feed bacteria in their tiny guts, writes New York Times science correspondent Nicholas Wade in today’s Science Times. In what science blogger Charlie Petit calls a “nifty” …
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