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Electronics from a printer with nano ink

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute of Integrated Systems and Device Technology IISB in Erlangen have now commissioned a process line in which electron devices can be printed from inorganic materials using an ink jet similar to those in any office printer.

Posted: Jan 5th, 2009

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New technique squeezes light to the fundamental quantum limit

A team of University of Toronto physicists have demonstrated a new technique to squeeze light to the fundamental quantum limit, a finding that has potential applications for high-precision measurement, next-generation atomic clocks, novel quantum computing and our most fundamental understanding of the universe.

Posted: Jan 2nd, 2009

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Nano tractor beam traps DNA

Using a beam of light shunted through a tiny silicon channel, researchers have created a nanoscale trap that can stop free floating DNA molecules and nanoparticles in their tracks.

Posted: Dec 31st, 2008

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EPA in major joint nanotechnology risk research effort with UK funding agencies

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in cooperation with the U.K. Natural Environment Research Council, the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the Uk Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and the Uk Environment Agency is in the process of finalizing a major joint nanotechnology research effort to develop and validate predictive tools and similar conceptual models that predict exposure, bioavailability and effects of manufactured nanomaterials in the environment.

Posted: Dec 30th, 2008

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