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Upcoming ANSI nanotechnology webinar discusses labeling of nanomanufactured products

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the ANSI-accredited US Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to ISO/TC 229, Nanotechnologies invites all U.S. interested stakeholders to provide input on a proposed draft Technical Specification (TS) that addresses the labeling of manufactured nano-objects and products containing manufactured nano-objects at an upcoming webinar, scheduled for Friday, July 9, 2010.

Posted: Jun 30th, 2010

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Diamonds and the holy grail of quantum computing

Researchers are exploring the capabilities of diamond nitrogen vacancy materials. In this material, a molecule at the heart of an artificially created diamond film consists of a nitrogen atom (present as in impurity amid all those carbon atoms) and a nearby vacancy, a place in the crystal containing no atom at all. These diamond structures offer the possibility of carrying out data storage and quantum computing at room temperature.

Posted: Jun 30th, 2010

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Fast-tracking the manufacture of glasses

New research details the production of highly stable glass films of indomethacin by physical vapor deposition. Researchers used alternating current nanocalorimetry to evaluate the heat capacity of the thin glass films.

Posted: Jun 30th, 2010

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Barrier to faster integrated circuits may be mere speed bump

According to Maxime Darnon, a researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research, in order to continue increasing the speed of integrated circuits, interconnect insulators will require an upgrade to porous, low-dielectric constant materials.

Posted: Jun 30th, 2010

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Replicating a sticky situation in nature

Inspired by the ease with which gecko lizards can move on almost any surface, researchers at Northeastern University, the Korea Institute of Science and Technology and Seoul National University hope to reproduce properties found in the gecko's footpad for applications ranging from adhesives to robotic movement and navigation.

Posted: Jun 30th, 2010

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Physicists succeeded in measuring the shortest time ever to be recorded in nature

Photoemission has been explained as a process in which an electron is instantly ejected from an atom after the atom absorbs energy from a photon. Now, EU-funded physicists have shown that this does not happen immediately. In proving that there is a delay after the photon impacts the electron, the team has succeeded in measuring the shortest time ever to be recorded in nature.

Posted: Jun 29th, 2010

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Brain-to-computer chip revolutionizes neurological therapy

A Tel Aviv University team, part of a European consortium, is delving deep into human behavior, neurophysiology and engineering to create a chip that can help doctors wire computer applications and sensors to the brain. The chip will provide deep brain stimulation precisely where and when it's needed.

Posted: Jun 28th, 2010

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