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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 Tománek 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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