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Manufacturing: Optics shape up

Quality control of production lines to benefit from a digital wavefront sensor that provides rapid non-contact measurement of object surfaces.

Posted: Jul 7th, 2010

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UAlbany NanoCollege and CMOST partner to present Summer NanoCamp

The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering ("CNSE") of the University at Albany and the Children's Museum of Science and Technology ("CMOST") partnered to provide 20 middle-school students with a unique firsthand look at the exciting world of nanotechnology when they attended the CNSE-CMOST Summer NanoCamp on July 6 at CNSE's Albany NanoTech Complex.

Posted: Jul 6th, 2010

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Shocking results from diamond anvil cell experiments

At first, nanoshocks may seem like something to describe the millions of aftershocks of a large earthquake. But Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory physicists are using an ultra-fast laser-based technique they dubbed 'nanoshocks' for something entirely different. In fact, the nanoshocks have such a small spatial scale that scientists can use them to study shock behavior in tiny samples such as thin films or other systems with microscopic dimensions.

Posted: Jul 6th, 2010

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Study measures single-molecule machines in action

A multidisciplinary team of researchers from UCLA, Northwestern University, UC Merced, Pennsylvania State University and Japan has succeeded in observing single-molecule interactions of bistable rotaxanes functioning in their native environment.

Posted: Jul 6th, 2010

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Nanoscale plasmonic motor drives micro-sized disk

While those wonderful light sabers in the Star Wars films remain the figment of George Lucas' fertile imagination, light mills - rotary motors driven by light - that can power objects thousands of times greater in size are now fact. Researchers have created the first nano-sized light mill motor whose rotational speed and direction can be controlled by tuning the frequency of the incident light waves.

Posted: Jul 5th, 2010

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European Commission publishes reference report on definition of nanomaterials for regulatory purposes

Despite the growing utilisation of engineered nanomaterials in consumer products and innovative technological applications, there is at present no widely accepted definition of the term "nanomaterial" that is suitable as a basis for legislation on their safe use. Responding to a request of the European Parliament, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) published today a reference report entitled 'Considerations on a definition of nanomaterial for regulatory purposes".

Posted: Jul 5th, 2010

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Protein mit doppeltem Lichtschalter

Ein neues fluoreszentes Markerprotein haben Forscher um Professor Gerd Ulrich Nienhaus vom KIT entwickelt: Bei dem photoaktivierbaren Protein 'mIrisF'" laesst sich sowohl das Fluoreszenzlicht ein- und ausschalten als auch die Farbe des Lichts von Guen nach Rot veraendern.

Posted: Jul 5th, 2010

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