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Photos: New in nanotech

At Nano Tech 2005 in Tokyo, 350 companies from around the globe tout the latest and greatest in tiny tech.

    New in nanotech

    At the Nano Tech 2005 show in Tokyo, Fujitsu displays the BioServer, a powerful new computer that will be able to handle the large number of calculations currently necessary in fields including medical research. With 650 booths featuring some 350 companies, Nano Tech is the largest nanotech showcase event in the world.

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    Fujitsu BioServer

    New in nanotech

    Japanese chemical giant Toray unveiled its new plastic blood-test chip at Nano Tech 2005. The chip enables the diagnosis of various diseases with a drop of blood; Toray expects to put the product on the market within two years.

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    Bloodtest chip

    New in nanotech

    Maki Kobayashi, an employee of Japanese electronics giant Hitachi, displays the prototype model of a mobile handset powered by a direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) battery. Kobayashi also holds the methanol cartridge.

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    Hitachi nano-phone