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Through the wire: A new nanocatalyst synthesis technique

Materials containing bimetallic nanoparticles are attractive in vast technological fields because of their unique catalytic, electronic, and magnetic properties. One of the most promising of the bunch is made from palladium and gold, an alloy that could be used in a wide variety of catalytic activities including the water-gas shift reaction and the oxidation of carbon dioxide - both important steps in alternative energy applications like fuel cells.

Posted: Mar 16th, 2009

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IIT Madras files two nanotechnology patent applications

Continuing to remain at the forefront of using cutting-edge technology to meet societal needs, IIT-Madras is filing a patent on two new applications of nanotechnology for removal of dyes from waste water released from textile mills and for more efficient drug delivery in cancer treatment.

Posted: Mar 16th, 2009

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UK body cautions about carbon nanotubes

The UK's Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has called for a precautionary approach to the use of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in its new information sheet, released this month.

Posted: Mar 16th, 2009

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The Israeli nanotechnology survey

The survey, which looked at the situation of academic research in Israel, reveals that the average investment per Israeli investor averages USD 1.1 million. It is estimated that some USD 320 million were invested, to date, in academic research.

Posted: Mar 16th, 2009

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Scientist confirms liquid-liquid phase transition in silicon

Using rigorous computer calculations, researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the Carnegie Institution of Washington have established evidence that supercooled silicon experiences a liquid-liquid phase transition, where at a certain temperature two different states of liquid silicon exist.

Posted: Mar 16th, 2009

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IMEC celebrates its 25th birthday

On January 16, 1984, the memorandum of association of IMEC was signed, and on March 15, now exactly 25 years ago, IMEC appeared as newly established research center in the Belgian Statute Books.

Posted: Mar 16th, 2009

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