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Fake diamonds help jet engines take the heat

Ohio State University engineers are developing a technology to coat jet engine turbine blades with zirconium dioxide -- commonly called zirconia, the stuff of synthetic diamonds -- to combat high-temperature corrosion.

Posted: Mar 17th, 2008

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Book explains nanotechnology use in biomedical imaging

'Nanoparticles in Biomedical Imaging: Emerging Technologies and Applications (Fundamental Biomedical Technologies)' is the title of a new book co-edited by Jeff W.M. Bulte, professor in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and affiliated faculty member of the Institute for NanoBioTechnology, and his colleague Mike M.J. Modo, of the Institute of Psychiatry at King?s College in London, UK.

Posted: Mar 15th, 2008

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Fullerenes: produce and divide

The unique complex designed and built from several units by specialists of the Leningrad Institutes and Enterprises in St. Petersburg, Russia, enables to produce kilograms of fullerenes per day.

Posted: Mar 15th, 2008

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Baker named 2008 Distinguished University Innovator

Dr. James R. Baker Jr. has been named the 2008 Distinguished University Innovator at the University of Michigan. Baker, a scientist in the Medical School and a successful entrepreneur, has conducted breakthrough research in nanotechnology materials and launched two startup companies based on the results.

Posted: Mar 14th, 2008

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Universities develop inhaled TB vaccine

A new tuberculosis vaccine successfully tested at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is easier to administer and store and just as effective as one commonly used worldwide.

Posted: Mar 14th, 2008

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Harmonic microscopy

Researchers at RIKEN?s Discovery Research Institute in Wako, in collaboration with researchers at Osaka University, have developed a new microscopy method that in principle allows for almost arbitrary enhancements in imaging resolution.

Posted: Mar 14th, 2008

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Chemicals feed hopes and fears

Without their products chemical companies would be praised as ethical leaders. Chemical products are a space for complex and emotional debates where it is hard to register reputation gains. Companies rather manage to do so at the levels of working conditions, impact of production and institutional impact, states a report published today by Geneva-based ethical reputation research firm Covalence - Covalence Chemical Industry Report 2007.

Posted: Mar 13th, 2008

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Pakistan Minister of Health inaugurates international workshop on Nanomedicine

The International Workshop on Nanomedicine organized by OIC Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH), in collaboration with Higher Education Commission of Pakistan was inaugurated by Mr. Ejaz Rahim, the Federal Health Minister of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, on March 13, 2008 at COMSTECH Secretariat building in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Posted: Mar 13th, 2008

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Creation of an optics and extreme vision Scientific Interest Group in France

The group aims to carry out synergetic research in the fields of optics, optronics, microelectronics and associated instrumentation, crowning a long standing collaboration on these subjects. Another objective is to industrially develop the results that have already been obtained within the scope of this collaborative effort.

Posted: Mar 13th, 2008

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