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New surface material resists biofilm growth

This is the tale of two biological substances-cells from mammals and bacteria. It's a story about the havoc these microscopic entities can wreak on all manner of surfaces, from mighty ships to teeth and medical devices, and how two Syracuse University researchers are discovering new ways to prevent the damage.

Posted: Mar 22nd, 2009

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Nanotechnology increases efficiency of sun-to-fuel process

Researchers at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock said they have developed a process involving nanostructure that shows great promise in boosting the efficiency of titania photoanodes used to convert solar energy into hydrogen in fuel cells.

Posted: Mar 20th, 2009

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Carbon nanotubes are superior to metals for electronics

Researchers have been performing quantum mechanics calculations, which prove that in carbon nanotubes, higher current density does not lead to electromigration and thermomigration; it also produces just one percent of the heat produced by traditional metals, such as copper.

Posted: Mar 20th, 2009

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Nanophotonics exhibition in Moscow

A high-tech Photonics exhibition, which is to be held at Expocentre (Moscow) on April 20 - 23, 2009, will include a special section that will be completely devoted to laser nanotechnologies, which are considerably transforming the image of modern electronics.

Posted: Mar 20th, 2009

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