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Russian nanotechnology delegation to visit Finland

Representatives from RUSNANO, the Russian nanotechnology corporation, headed by CEO Anatoly Chubais, are to visit Finland at the invitation of Mauri Pekkarinen, Minister of Economic Affairs of Finland, and Mikko Kosonen, the president of Sitra (Finnish Innovation Fund).

Posted: Feb 11th, 2009

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Molecular machines drive plasmonic nanoswitches

Plasmonics - a possible replacement for current computing approaches - may pave the way for the next generation of computers that operate faster and store more information than electronically-based systems and are smaller than optically-based systems.

Posted: Feb 11th, 2009

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Towards a new generation of materials

Scientists have developed a mechanical method to generate and stabilise at room temperature and atmospheric pressure crystalline phases of metals that until now have only been stable at very high pressures.

Posted: Feb 10th, 2009

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For a healthy environment in a nanotechnology future

NanoImpactNet, The European Network on the Health and Environmental Impact of Nanomaterials, has announced a conference titled 'NanoImpactNet - for a healthy environment in a future with Nanotechnology' on March 23-27, 2009 in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Posted: Feb 10th, 2009

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New technique boosts protein NMR imaging speeds

Researchers found a way of increasing sensitivity of solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance by doping samples at varying concentrations with the paramagnetic copper-acid solution Cu-EDTA, a chemical used in many industrial applications.

Posted: Feb 9th, 2009

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Cancer diagnosis now in 3D

University of Washington researchers have helped develop a new kind of microscope to visualize cells in three dimensions, an advance that could bring great progress in the field of early cancer detection.

Posted: Feb 9th, 2009

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