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Einblicke in die Medizin von morgen beim 6. Nanotechnologieforum Hessen

Als Nanotechnologiestandort steht Hessen europaweit an der Spitze. Es ist unser erklaertes Ziel, Hessen zu einem Spitzenstandort der Nanomedizin zu machen, sagte Klaus-Dieter Jaeger, Abteilungsleiter Wirtschaftsfoerderung und Technologie im Hessischen Wirtschaftsministerium, am Donnerstag anlaesslich der Eroeffnung des 6. Nanotechnologieforums Hessen im Congress Park Hanau.

Posted: Nov 28th, 2009

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Golden oldie: Key role for ancient protein in algae photosynthesis

The discovery that an ancient light harvesting protein plays a pivotal role in the photosynthesis of green algae should help the effort to develop algae as a biofuels feedstock. Researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have identified the protein LHCSR as the molecular 'dimmer switch' that acts to prevent green algae from absorbing too much sunlight during photosynthesis and suffering oxidation damage as a consequence.

Posted: Nov 27th, 2009

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Multiferroic compounds used to produce smaller and cheaper digital memories

Is it possible to make even more compact digital memories for portable electronic devices and which consume even less energy? A team of CNRS and CEA researchers has recently demonstrated that it is feasible, thanks to a new class of materials known as multiferroics, which combine unusual electric and magnetic properties.

Posted: Nov 27th, 2009

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Einzigartiges NanoXAS-Mikrospektroskop in Betrieb genommen

Genauer als jemals zuvor lassen sich Oberflaechen durch ein bisher einzigartiges Roentgenmikroskop, das NanoXAS-Mikrospektroskop, chemisch abbilden. Moeglich ist das, weil die Staerken zweier Nanosonden verknuepft werden: die der Rasterkraftmikroskopie und der Roentgenmikrospektroskopie.

Posted: Nov 27th, 2009

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Molecular nanofactories research receives ERC Grant of 2 million euros

The European Research Council (ERC) of the European Union has awarded prof. dr. Bert Meijer of the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands an Advanced Grant of two million Euros. The money allows Meijer to explore the area of non-covalent synthesis of functional supramolecular systems.

Posted: Nov 27th, 2009

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Nanowires key to future transistors, electronics

A new generation of ultrasmall transistors and more powerful computer chips using tiny structures called semiconducting nanowires are closer to reality after a key discovery by researchers at IBM, Purdue University and the University of California at Los Angeles.

Posted: Nov 26th, 2009

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Europe's multi-million-euro commitment to nanomedicine

The EU ERA-NET initiative EuroNanoMed will support eight transnational research projects with EUR 17 million based on the result of its first call for proposals, which was launched in May 2009 to promote collaborative and interdisciplinary research into nanomedicine - the application of nanotechnology to health.

Posted: Nov 26th, 2009

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