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Nanotechnology applications for increased oil and gas production

The Micro and Nano Sensors Interest Group of the Sensors Knowledge Transfer Network in the UK has organised a free online seminar to highlight the work of the Advanced Energy Consortium (AEC), a multimillion-dollar research consortium dedicated to the development of micro and nanotechnology applications to increase oil and gas production.

Posted: Jan 26th, 2009

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Conference on materials for medical devices issues call for papers

Jeremy Gilbert of Syracuse University will chair the organizing committee for the 2009 Conference on Materials and Processes for Medical Devices, organized by ASM International, The Materials Information Society. A call for papers has been issued for the event, to be held Aug. 10-12 in Minneapolis.

Posted: Jan 26th, 2009

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Nano-putty to repair serious leg fractures

Biomedical engineers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston are leading a multi-institution initiative to produce a bio-compatible compound designed to mend serious leg fractures.

Posted: Jan 26th, 2009

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New catalyst paves the path for ethanol-powered fuel cells

A team of scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Delaware and Yeshiva University, has developed a new catalyst that could make ethanol-powered fuel cells feasible.

Posted: Jan 25th, 2009

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All-inorganic nano-rod based thin-film solarcells on glass

A new European FP7 project aims to develop cost effective and highly efficient solar cells with silicon nano-rods. Funded with EUR2.9 million from the European Union, project ROD_SOL is coordinated by the Institut fuer Photonische Technologien(IPHT) in Jena, Germany.

Posted: Jan 24th, 2009

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