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New book on nanophotonics and nanofabrication

Starting out with a review of the principles of nanophotonics, this book covers a wide range of novel nanofabrication technologies. The internationally recognized editor pioneered this field of research and here he has gathered together a team of authors to highlight the technical details and procedures for both discrete particle as well as surface structure generation.

Posted: May 25th, 2009

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New JRC-IHCP call on nanotechnology safety assessment

The object of this call by the Joint Research Centre, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, for expression of interest is the provision of services in the field of nanotechnology - safety assessment of products and substances.

Posted: May 25th, 2009

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Laser ranging system that can pinpoint remote objects with nanometer precision

By combining the best of two different distance measurement approaches with a super-accurate technology called an optical frequency comb, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have built a laser ranging system that can pinpoint multiple objects with nanometer precision over distances up to 100 kilometers.

Posted: May 24th, 2009

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Creepy looking vacuum bot uses nanotechnology fiber cloth

At the recent Tokyo Fiber '09 Senseware exposition, Panasonic, in cooperation with textile maker Teijin has introduced an autonomous floor-cleaning robot that crawls like an inchworm and uses a super-absorbent nanofiber cloth to wipe up microscopic dust and residue that ordinary vacuums leave behind.

Posted: May 23rd, 2009

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Nobel Laureate underscores importance of investment in basic research

Dr. William Phillips, an Office of Naval Research funded Nobel Prize-winning physicist, delivered the final lecture at ONR's spring distinguished lecture series May 19. Phillips' compelling presentation, titled 'Time, Einstein and the Coolest Stuff,' highlighted the importance of basic research and ONR's legacy of support for innovative scientists.

Posted: May 22nd, 2009

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Nanoethics Postdoc, Notre Dame

The John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values at the University of Notre Dame seeks candidates for a position as a Post-Doctoral Fellow or Research Assistant Professor in the field of Nanotechnology Ethics and Policy.

Posted: May 22nd, 2009

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