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Strong growth forecast for nanotechnology food packaging

The applications of nanotechnology in the food and beverage sector are only now emerging, but these are predicted to grow rapidly in the coming years. Applications in this area already support development of improved tastes, color, flavor, texture and consistency of foodstuffs, increased absorption and bioavailability of nutrients and health supplements, new food packaging materials with improved mechanical, barrier and antimicrobial properties, and nano-sensors for traceability and monitoring the condition of food during transport and storage.

Posted: Jul 25th, 2009

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Reference materials for nanotechnology

The Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing in Germany has compiled a website which lists all nanoscale reference materials that are commercially available worldwide.

Posted: Jul 25th, 2009

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Scientists unlock optical secrets of jewel beetles

A small green beetle may have some interesting lessons to teach scientists about optics and liquid crystals - complex mechanisms the insect uses to create a shell so strikingly beautiful that for centuries it was used in jewelry.

Posted: Jul 24th, 2009

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New mass-production nanoimprinter for the manufacture of advanced electronic components and nanostructures

Singapore precision equipment manufacturer Solves Innovative Technology Pte Ltd, together with A*STAR's Institute of Materials Research and Engineering and Data Storage Institute, has built a machine capable of producing nanometer-size components and in wafer-scale volumes, for a host of applications in consumer electronics such as hard disk media and optical storage media.

Posted: Jul 23rd, 2009

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