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June 2004

From David Bradley Science Writer and
Advanced Chemistry Development

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? Crystal Clear??Artificial garnets that come in a much wider range of colors than their naturally formed counterparts have been synthesized by Russian researchers.
? Foaming carbon magnets??At the American Physical Society in Montreal, earlier this year, physicists John Giapintzakis of the University of Crete/IESL-FORTH, Andrei Rode of the Australian National University, and colleague David Tom?nek of Michigan State University announced an intriguing new property of carbon nanofoams.
? Integrated Biochips??A new microfluidic device that can perform sample preparation, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and microarray detection functions on a single device has been developed by US researchers.
? Chemical Mask Deters Mosquitoes?If you are one of those people who suffer a multitude of insect bites when others seem to swat them away without a care, you can no longer claim that it is the sweeter-smell of your blood compared with theirs.
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