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Now that's cool: Engineers out to thaw the mysteries of ice

'Ye canna change the laws of physics!' Scotty warned Captain Kirk on Star Trek. But engineers and physicists at the University of Maryland may rewrite one of them. The Third Law of Thermodynamics is on the minds of John Cumings and his research group as they examine the crystal lattice structure of ice and seek to define exactly what happens when it freezes.

Posted: Aug 6th, 2008

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Nanotechnology fuel cell research may clear hydrogen hurdles

The biggest stumbling block preventing the widespread adoption of fuel cell technology has been a reliance on hydrogen as the fuel. Not only is hydrogen both difficult and dangerous to store and distribute, but 96 percent of hydrogen comes from oil and gas. New research from a University of Virginia team, recently funded by a new U.Va. Collaborative Sustainable Energy Seed Grant worth about $30,000, is taking two approaches to removing the need for hydrogen.

Posted: Aug 6th, 2008

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U.S. varsity team in India stresses potential of nanomedicine

A delegation from the University of Missouri that visited Chennai recently with its focus on nanomedicine, sought to explore ways to 'develop a scholarly, creative partnership that has a high impact on science and the potential to do something good for patients? unable to afford the treatment.'

Posted: Aug 5th, 2008

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Nanotechnology event: Nanoscale Materials Stewardship Seminar

Join the International Association of Nanotechnology, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (CDTSC) on Wednesday, August 13, to provide input on new initiatives and regulations underway concerning nanotechnology.

Posted: Aug 5th, 2008

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Researchers make milestone discovery in quantum mechanics

UCSB physicists Max Hofheinz, John Martinis, and Andrew Cleland showed how they used a superconducting electronic circuit known as a Josephson phase qubit, developed in Martinis's lab, to controllably pump microwave photons, one at a time, into a superconducting microwave resonator.

Posted: Aug 5th, 2008

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Nanodraht aus DNA

Losgeloest von ihrem biologischen Ursprung wurden kuenstliche DNA-Doppelhelices so modifiziert, dass das evolutionaer optimierte Biomolekuel auch als Geruest fuer die Anordnung von Metall-Ionen genutzt werden kann.

Posted: Aug 5th, 2008

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Intriguing structures of gold nanoparticles

Scientists from Germany, Canada and the Netherlands have studied tiny gold nanoparticles, so-called clusters, and found them to have fascinating arrangements of their constituent atoms.

Posted: Aug 5th, 2008

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NanoKTN to host UK's first NanoFinance event

The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN), the UK?s primary knowledge-based network for Micro and Nanotechnologies, has announced that the first UK NanoFinance event will take place on Thursday 25th September at the Institute of Directors in London.

Posted: Aug 5th, 2008

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How to clean a Transmission Electron Microscope without disassembling it

A new technique developed by researchers in Japan is also effective for analysis techniques requiring long time beam irradiation such as electron tomography, nanobeam electron diffraction, EELS (electron energy-loss spectroscopy), EDX (energy dispersive X-ray diffraction) and STEM (scanning transmission electron microscope), and thus it will contribute to advanced analysis techniques.

Posted: Aug 5th, 2008

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Open forum to discuss clean nanotechnologies

UC Santa Barbara?s Center for Nanotechnology in Society (CNS) and the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) invite the community to attend a casual public forum called 'Nano-Meeter' to discuss the use and implications of 'green nanotechnologies' on Thursday, August 28.

Posted: Aug 4th, 2008

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