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Frontiers of Nanotechnology: Impact on India

Department of IT, BT and S + T, Government of Karnataka in association with Vision Group on Nanotechnology, chaired by Prof. C.N.R. Rao, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) and MM Activ Scitech Communications is organizing the 3rd edition of Bangalore Nano.

Posted: Jul 29th, 2010

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Sea urchin shaped nanostructures could increase photovoltaic eficiency

Empa researchers have succeeded in growing sea-urchin shaped nanostructures from minute balls of polystyrene beads using a simple electrochemical process. The spines of the sea urchin consist of zinc oxide nanowires. The structured surface should help increasing the efficiency of photovoltaic devices.

Posted: Jul 29th, 2010

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Scientists watch a chemical bond break using molecule's electrons

A greater understanding of the quantum processes that lead to chemical reactions may lead to new strategies in the design and control of molecules - ultimately leading to scientific breakthroughs in health care and diagnostic medicine, quantum computing, nanotechnology, environmental science and energy.

Posted: Jul 28th, 2010

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Quantum fractals at the border of magnetism

U.S., German and Austrian physicists studying the perplexing class of materials that includes high-temperature superconductors are reporting this week the unexpected discovery of a simple 'scaling' behavior in the electronic excitations measured in a related material.

Posted: Jul 28th, 2010

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Program for Nanofiber Conference announced

At Nanofibers for the Third Millennium, held from August 30 - September 1 in Raleigh, NC, world leaders in nanofibers will gather to discuss the state of fiber formation as a science and as a corner stone for new nonwovens and technical-textile enabled products.

Posted: Jul 28th, 2010

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Nanotechnology for water purification

Writing in the International Journal of Nuclear Desalination, researchers at the D.J. Sanghvi College of Engineering, in Mumbai, India, explain that there are several nanotechnology approaches to water purification currently being investigated and some already in use.

Posted: Jul 28th, 2010

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Laboratory in microdrops

Even tens of thousands of chemical and biochemical experiments may be conducted daily with the use of a microflow system of the size of a credit card, developed in the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The device has already been tested in research on the effectiveness of antibiotic mixtures.

Posted: Jul 28th, 2010

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Plastics-based electronics

Light-emitting or energy-converting, intelligent and flexible: customers are eagerly awaiting the products of the future, prototypes of which will be on show during K 2010, the world's leading plastics and rubber trade fair, to be held in Dusseldorf from 27 October to 3 November.

Posted: Jul 28th, 2010

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Quantenphysik trifft Materialphysik

Eine Forschungsgruppe um Georg Kresse, Professor fuer Computational Quantum Mechanics an der Universitaet Wien, hat eine neuartige Methode zur Beschreibung der Wechselwirkung zwischen Elektronen entwickelt.

Posted: Jul 28th, 2010

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