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Computing clean energy Computing clean energy

High performance computing is supercharging research into clean energy solutions.

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US Stem Cells Hit Set Back

Chris Adriaanse, September 2010

Stem cell science suffered a serious setback in August after a US federal court judge blocked government funding for research into embryonic stem cells.

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Can genomics conquer genetic diseases

Emma Dorey, September 2010

The sequencing of the human genome 10 years ago was heralded as the start of a new era of medicine in which genetic diseases would be conquered. Emma Dorey examines what has happened to this revolution

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Applied chemistry

Nigel Freestone, September 2010

Liquid crystals combining ionic and electronic functions

New molecular materials combining ionic and electronic functions are available by using liquid crystals consisting of terthiophene-based mesogens and terminal imidazolium groups (S. Yazaki, M. Funahashi, J. Kagimoto, H. Ohno, T. Kato, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 7702). These liquid crystals show thermotropic

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A critical consideration

Stephen Francis, September 2010

Global interest in nuclear power as a means to cut carbon emissions is skyrocketing, says Stephen Francis. However, more nuclear power plants may increase the danger of nuclear proliferation

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Movers & shakers

September 2010

Julian Lob-Levyt is to step down as ceo of GAVI Alliance. Lob-Levyt has been ceo since 2005 and oversaw the development of vaccines and immunisations for the developing world. In November 2010, he will become managing director of DAI Europe and senior vp of DAI. The company provides vaccines and health services, including HIV/AIDS and avian influenza control, for developing and transition countries.

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Making Innovation Work Effectively

Neil Eisberg, September 2010

While the UK is contemplating cuts in funding for universities and their research, with the inevitable knock-on effect on innovation, the US is beginning to reap the benefits of its own investments as part of its government’s actions to aid its economic recovery and is making plans to continue that investment.