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EU project offering bright lights for bright future

The EU-supported project OLLA ('Organic LEDs for ICT and lighting applications'), backed with EUR 12 million in financing, may have come to an end, but the consortium has announced an extended collaboration via the OLED100.eu project.

Posted: Jul 16th, 2008

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Using magnetic nanoparticles to combat cancer

Scientists at Georgia Tech have developed a potential new treatment against cancer that attaches magnetic nanoparticles to cancer cells, allowing them to be captured and carried out of the body.

Posted: Jul 16th, 2008

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Shimmering ferroelectric domains

Dresden scientists were able to produce microscopic images of ferroelectric domains - tiny regions of a ferroelectric material -, where the electric polarization points into different directions.

Posted: Jul 16th, 2008

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IBM will make $1.5 billion nanotechnology investment in New York

Governor David A. Paterson today announced significant new investments by IBM and New York State, accelerating New York State's international leadership in nanotechnology research and development and creating up to 1,000 new high-tech jobs Upstate. The State will provide a total of $140 million in economic development grants, leveraging more than a ten-to-one private investment of $1.5 billion from IBM.

Posted: Jul 15th, 2008

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Raman reveals DNA in action

Researchers at the University of Strathclyde, UK, have been able to use Raman spectroscopy to observe strands of DNA pairing up and falling apart by attaching them to silver nanoparticles

Posted: Jul 15th, 2008

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