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Arizona State University boosts materials science and engineering

Nathan Newman, a professor in ASU's Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, has been selected as the first to hold the Lamonte H. Lawrence Chair in Solid State Science. The position provides Newman resources to help ASU develop a world-class program in materials science and engineering.

Posted: Apr 27th, 2009

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Oversight of next generation nanotechnology

In a landmark paper, Oversight of Next Generation Nanotechnology, J. Clarence (Terry) Davies calls for a new Department of Environmental and Consumer Protection to oversee product regulation, pollution control and monitoring, and technology assessment.

Posted: Apr 27th, 2009

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MIT will become home to two new Energy Frontier Research Centers

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology will be home to two of 46 new multimillion-dollar Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRCs) announced today by the White House, in conjunction with a speech delivered by President Barack Obama at the annual meeting of the National Academy of Sciences.

Posted: Apr 27th, 2009

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Helpful quantum ghosts

Scientists have harnessed the phenomenon of 'spooky action at a distance' to shed light on another unusual and previously difficult aspect of quantum physics - that of distinguishing between two similar quantum devices.

Posted: Apr 27th, 2009

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Presenting benefits of nanotechnology in construction

The Nano Cement, Steel, and Construction Industries Conference May 16-17, 2009 is an opportunity to discover nanoconstruction?s buildings as physically, environmentally, and economically efficient in different terrains and climates.

Posted: Apr 27th, 2009

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Silicon-based nanocantilevers that operate on photonic principles

As researchers push towards detection of single molecules, single electron spins and the smallest amounts of mass and movement, Yale researchers have demonstrated silicon-based nanocantilevers, smaller than the wavelength of light, that operate on photonic principles eliminating the need for electric transducers and expensive laser setups.

Posted: Apr 26th, 2009

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