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Carbon nanotube avalanche process nearly doubles current

By pushing carbon nanotubes close to their breaking point, researchers at the University of Illinois have demonstrated a remarkable increase in the current-carrying capacity of the nanotubes, well beyond what was previously thought possible.

Posted: Feb 9th, 2009

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King Saud University launches nanotechnology, stem cell research

As s King Abdullah inaugurates a package of development projects worth SR14.039 billion (approx. $3.7 billion) at King Saud University today, King Abdullah Institute for Nanotechnology, affiliated with KSU, announced that it has registered two nanotechnology patents with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Posted: Feb 8th, 2009

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Wales to host Europe's first Centre for NanoHealth

Plans for the GBP21.6 million Centre for NanoHealth at Swansea University were given the green light on Thursday after securing more than GBP10 million from the Convergence European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Assembly Government.

Posted: Feb 7th, 2009

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New microscopy method helps create new pharmaceuticals

CSIRO, Australia's national science agency, has patented an improved microscopy method for measuring the shapes and sizes of proteins which could help scientists create new pharmaceuticals that are a better match for the proteins they target.

Posted: Feb 6th, 2009

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