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2028 vision for mechanical engineering - bio- and nanotechnology will dominate

Mechanical engineers over the next two decades will be called upon to develop technologies that foster a cleaner, healthier, safer and sustainable global environment. According to the ASME report, 2028 Vision for Mechanical Engineering, mechanical engineers will need to collaborate with partners worldwide in order to apply innovative solutions and best practices to improve quality of life for all people.

Posted: Aug 12th, 2008

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Northeastern University's Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing to Host 6th New England International Nanomanufacturing Workshop

The 6th New England International Nanomanufacturing Workshop, 'Breaking the Barriers to Nanomanufacturing to Enable the Commercialization of Nanotechnology,' will bring together experts from all sides of nanomanufacturing to discuss how they can collaborate to bring nanotechnology from the research laboratory to the manufacturing floor.

Posted: Aug 12th, 2008

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IALR receives nanotechnology grant for teacher training

The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR) has received a $191,593 Congressionally-directed grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support professional development opportunities for area teachers in the field of nanotechnology.

Posted: Aug 12th, 2008

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Designer RNA fights high cholesterol

Small, specially designed bits of ribonucleic acid (RNA) can interfere with cholesterol metabolism, reducing harmful cholesterol by two-thirds in pre-clinical tests, according to a new study.

Posted: Aug 12th, 2008

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New metamaterials that bend light backwards bring invisibility cloaks 1 step closer

Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have for the first time engineered 3-D materials that can reverse the natural direction of visible and near-infrared light, a development that could help form the basis for higher resolution optical imaging, nanocircuits for high-powered computers, and, to the delight of science-fiction and fantasy buffs, cloaking devices that could render objects invisible to the human eye.

Posted: Aug 11th, 2008

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Leuchtspuren im Gehirn

Indikator-Molekuel ermoeglicht erstmals Langzeitbeobachtung der Aktivitaet einzelner Nervenzellen.

Posted: Aug 11th, 2008

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European nanotechnology PhD program has 12 open positions

The Krakow Interdisciplinary PhD-Project in Nanoscience and Advanced Nanostructures, financed by European Union Innovative Economy Programme with Foundation for Polish Science, has been selected for support as one of three projects in the first call for the International PhD Studies Programme.

Posted: Aug 11th, 2008

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Scientists closer to invisibility cloak

Researchers have demonstrated for the first time they were able to cloak three-dimensional objects using artificially engineered materials that redirect light around the objects.

Posted: Aug 10th, 2008

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