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Quantum doughnuts slow and freeze light at will

Research led by the University of Warwick has found a way to use doughnut shaped by-products of quantum dots to slow and even freeze light, opening up a wide range of possibilities from reliable and effective light based computing to the possibility of 'slow glass'.

Posted: Mar 8th, 2009

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Molecular ice chain structure could be used to seed clouds and cause rain

This week's Nature Materials reveals how an international team of scientists led by researchers at the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) at UCL have discovered a novel one dimensional ice chain structure built from pentagons that may prove to be a step toward the development of new materials which can be used to seed clouds and cause rain.

Posted: Mar 8th, 2009

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Nanotechnology scales with applications for microelectronics

A research group from the UAB Department of Electronic Engineering, the Institute of Microelectronics of Barcelona (CNM-IMB, CSIC), the UAB Research Park, and the EPFL Microsystems Laboratory of Lausanne, Switzerland, has created a nanobalance capable of detecting infimum amounts of matter.

Posted: Mar 7th, 2009

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Patented inventions, including nanotechnology, double at University at Buffalo

An antibody with the potential to stop breast cancer in its path. A nanoparticle that can address a side effect of the treatment that hemophiliacs cannot live without. A quantum dot with the potential to treat cancer or harvest the power of the sun. An air purifier that kills the world's nastiest toxins. These are some of the new inventions that were patented in 2008 by University at Buffalo researchers.

Posted: Mar 7th, 2009

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Minnesota Partnership announces funds for nanotechnology research

The Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics is awarding nearly $5.4 million in state?funded research support to six research teams. This new round of scientific exploration will provide initial support for research on cancer, neurological diseases, heart disease, gastrointestinal conditions and nanotechnology that could impact a range of diseases.

Posted: Mar 7th, 2009

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