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Powerful new materials probe developed for nanotechnology

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and The Johns Hopkins University have constructed a unique tool for exploring the properties of promising new materials with unprecedented sensitivity and speed - potentially allowing them to identify quickly those most useful for nanotechnology and industrial applications.

Posted: Feb 24th, 2009

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California research grant to convert algae into biofuels with nanocatalysts

The grant was awarded under the commission's Energy Innovations Small Grant program (EISG) and will fund the one-year development of an algae biogasification process that utilizes nanometals as catalysts for the purposes of turning vegetation and similar biomass materials into methane, hydrogen, or other synthetic gases that can be used for transportation and other energy needs.

Posted: Feb 24th, 2009

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Workshop 'Trends in nanomechanics and nanoengineering'

The main purpose of the Workshop "Trends in Nanomechanics and Nanoengineering", which will take place on August, 24-28, 2009, in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, is to highlight the latest scientific advances within the broad field of nanomechanics in academia and industry.

Posted: Feb 23rd, 2009

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