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Graphene may solve communications speed limit

New research findings at MIT could lead to microchips that operate at much higher speeds than is possible with today's standard silicon chips, leading to cell phones and other communications systems that can transmit data much faster.

Posted: Mar 19th, 2009

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Maryland NanoCenter improves energy storage options

Researchers at the Maryland NanoCenter at the University of Maryland, College Park, have developed new systems for storing electrical energy derived from alternative sources that are, in some cases, 10 times more efficient than what is commercially available.

Posted: Mar 19th, 2009

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The power of nanotechnology super batteries

Next-generation batteries based on novel nanotechnology devices developed at the University of Maryland could take as little as 10 years to appear in cars. These modern batteries will be capable of storing enough electricity to eliminate the need for hybrid cars, which rely on gasoline as a backup.

Posted: Mar 19th, 2009

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DNA nanotechnology symposium at Duke

A one day symposium on using DNA to build structures and machinery on millionths and billionths of a meter scales will bring leading experts from Denmark and throughout the United States to Duke University on Friday, March 20, 2009.

Posted: Mar 19th, 2009

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Palladium fuel cell catalysts get more efficient

Researchers have wrestled with creating palladium nanoparticles with enough active surface area to make catalysis efficient in fuel cells while preventing particles from clumping together during the chemical processes that convert a fuel source to electricity. Two Brown University chemists have found a way to overcome those challenges.

Posted: Mar 19th, 2009

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Nanocoatings that kill superbugs

Researchers at the University of Bath are to be part of a EUR3 million Europe-wide research collaboration to pioneer research into safer, more effective anti-bacterial plastics and coatings that can be used in items such as food packaging, medical devices to wound dressings, and nappies.

Posted: Mar 19th, 2009

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Nanocomposite material to repair aircraft

TECNALIA is leading the IAPETUS project, within the European Union 7th Framework Programme, and aimed at developing a new technology for repairing aircraft by means of composite patches applied to both aluminium and to the new generation of compound materials aircraft.

Posted: Mar 18th, 2009

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Particle oddball surprises CDF physicists at Fermilab

Scientists of the CDF experiment at the Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory announced that they have found evidence of an unexpected particle whose curious characteristics may reveal new ways that quarks can combine to form matter.

Posted: Mar 18th, 2009

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