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Mass production technique for metal-complex-type organic nanotubes

Scientists at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Japan have developed a new technique for the mass production of unique metal-complex-type organic nanotubes. It was found that the nanotubes can be obtained when an aqueous metal salt solution is added to an alcoholic suspension of amphiphilic molecules comprising glycylglycine and fatty acids.

Posted: Dec 3rd, 2008

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Russia's $10 billion nanotechnology program

Russia plans to invest some $10 billion in nanotechnology development programs in the mid-term, a deputy prime minister announced at an international nanotechnology forum in Moscow on Wednesday.

Posted: Dec 3rd, 2008

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Bring young people back to science

Young Europeans are shunning science degrees in greater numbers than ever before. If this trend continues, the EU will start to lag behind China and India in scientific research and development, threatening European competitiveness and prosperity.

Posted: Dec 3rd, 2008

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Nanotechnology rust-proofing - without chromium

For a long time, chromium plating protected car bodies against rust - but this has been prohibited since 2007. However, chromium-free coatings are not suitable for universal use; they have to be adapted to the respective application. A new chromium-free coating can help.

Posted: Dec 3rd, 2008

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New SciFinder podcasts cover nanotechnology topics

The SciFinder series of podcasts from the American Chemical Society's CAS division explores a vast array of current interest topics and new discoveries in the 21st century and shows how SciFinder can play a significant role in providing solutions for the advancement of science.

Posted: Dec 3rd, 2008

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New funding for gene therapy for human degenerative retinal diseases

A Canadian and American research group including the team of Dr. Robert Koenekoop from the Research Institute at the Montreal Children's Hospital of the MUHC has just been awarded $2.4 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Foundation Fighting Blindness Canada (FFB).

Posted: Dec 3rd, 2008

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