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Quantum paradox directly observed - a milestone in quantum mechanics

In quantum mechanics, a vanguard of physics where science often merges into philosophy, much of our understanding is based on conjecture and probabilities, but a group of researchers in Japan has moved one of the fundamental paradoxes in quantum mechanics into the lab for experimentation and observed some of the 'spooky action of quantum mechanics' directly.

Posted: Mar 3rd, 2009

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Researchers produce hollow carbon particles from biomass

Researchers in Japan have developed a new method for producing ultra-lightweight hollow carbon fine particles (diameters ranging from several nanometers to several tens of micrometers) from lignin, which is a byproduct obtained in large quantities during the manufacture of paper or bio-ethanol, and inorganic salts.

Posted: Mar 3rd, 2009

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Lemelson-MIT student prize for inventions awarded for nanomedicine work

Geoffrey von Maltzahn, a Ph.D. candidate in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, received the prestigious $30,000 Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for his promising innovations in the area of cancer therapy, specifically two inventions in nanomedicine: a new class of cancer therapeutics and a new paradigm for enhancing drug delivery to tumors.

Posted: Mar 3rd, 2009

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Nanostructure boosts efficiency in energy transport

Overcoming a critical conductivity challenge to clean energy technologies, Boston College researchers have developed a titanium nanostructure that provides an expanded surface area and demonstrates significantly greater efficiency in the transport of electrons.

Posted: Mar 3rd, 2009

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Nanosensors to detect possible mutations in DNA

Researchers at the Cidetec-IK4 technological centre in Spain have developed electrochemical sensors that, amongst other functions, enable the detection of possible mutations in DNA in a more rapid manner that has been achieved to date.

Posted: Mar 2nd, 2009

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