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Nanotechnology for cancer medicine

Nanotechnology for Cancer Medicine forms the focus of the fifth annual symposium of Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology (INBT), May 12-13, 2011 at the university's Homewood campus.

Posted: Apr 8th, 2011

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Die kleinsten Hochzeitsringe der Welt

Wissenschaftlern an der Goethe-Universitaet ist es gelungen, zwei nur 18 Nanometer grosse Ringe aus DNA herzustellen und sie wie zwei Kettenglieder ineinander greifen zu lassen.

Posted: Apr 8th, 2011

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DARPA works to build electronic neural architectures that can learn, adapt, and respond

DARPA's Systems of Neuromorphic Adaptive Plastic Scalable Electronics (SyNAPSE) program aims to fundamentally alter conventional designs by developing biological-scale neuromorphic electronic systems that mimic important functions of a human brain. Applications for neuromorphic electronics include robotic and manned systems, and sensory and integration applications such as image processing.

Posted: Apr 8th, 2011

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Researchers report a novel nanoscale integrated all-optical diode

Recently, new achievements were made in the integrated optics by the Creative Research Group of Femtosecond Photophysics and Integrated Optics at Peking University. The group realized a novel nanoscale integrated all-optical diode having ultralow power and ultrahigh transmission contrast after the realization of the all-optical switch device with ultralow power and high-speed photonic crystal.

Posted: Apr 8th, 2011

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Center to revolutionize chemical manufacture is open for business

The collaborative initiative involving leading academics and industrialists, led by the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, is seeking quicker, more effective and more sustainable methods of manufacturing products such as medicines, foodstuffs, dyes, pigments and nanomaterials.

Posted: Apr 8th, 2011

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Atomic-level crystal gazing

Revelation of the crystallization mechanism that enables fast writing of data to DVDs shows potential for quicker data storage in the future.

Posted: Apr 8th, 2011

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NanoVation New York

The German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI), in cooperation with the Consortium of the Ruhr Universities (ConRuhr) and the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, will host a discussion on nanotechnology and its applications in the fields of energy, electronics, medicine, and science.

Posted: Apr 8th, 2011

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Nanoparticles increase biofuel performance

How to put more bang in your biofuels? Nanoparticles! A new study shows that the addition of alumina nanoparticles can improve the performance and combustion of biodiesel, while producing fewer emissions.

Posted: Apr 8th, 2011

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IBM's infection-fighting nanotechnology caps century of healthcare innovation

IBM's announcement of the first biodegradable nanoparticles that can seek out and destroy drug-resistant bacteria caps off a century of healthcare and life sciences innovation from IBM. To celebrate IBM's Centennial, the company is unveiling an "icon of progress" representing IBM's contributions to fighting infectious diseases and contributions to world health.

Posted: Apr 7th, 2011

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Argonne to host annual Science Careers in Search of Women conference

To encourage and inspire more young women to pursue careers in science, Argonne will host its 24th annual Science Careers in Search of Women Conference on April 14, 2011, welcoming approximately 350 high school students from across the Chicago area to experience science and engineering first hand.

Posted: Apr 7th, 2011

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