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NanoCareer Day offers students glimpse of careers in nanotechnology

Amid the growing number of nanotechnology-related career opportunities in the Capital Region and New York State, more than 300 elementary, middle- and high-school students got an inside look at the high-tech workplace of the future when they participated in NanoCareer Day held today at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany.

Posted: Oct 10th, 2008

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New lens design allows subwavelength imaging in color

Researchers in Japan have developed a design concept for a device that allows imaging at scales previously impossible for optical instruments. Their advance is based on novel imaging techniques that allow optical imaging in the subwavelength regime, where the wavelength used is larger than the smallest features of the object being imaged.

Posted: Oct 10th, 2008

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New material with nanodots could improve gas mileage

A Northwestern University-led research team has identified a promising new material that could transform a technology that currently cools and heats car seats -- thermoelectrics -- into one that also efficiently converts waste heat into electricity to help power the car and improve gas mileage.

Posted: Oct 9th, 2008

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NanoKTN creates fourth theme: Bionanotechnology and Nanomedicine

The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN), one of the UK's primary knowledge-based networks for Micro and Nanotechnologies, has announced a 20-month partnership with Bio Nano Consulting (BNC) Ltd and the creation of the NanoKTN's fourth theme, Bionano and Nanomedicine.

Posted: Oct 9th, 2008

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Chinese-Dutch cooperation to develop molecular tests for food safety

The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences (SIBS) signed, on 25 September in Shanghai, a collaboration protocol with QIAGEN, a Netherlands holding company and world leading provider of sample and assay technologies, to develop new molecular testing solutions to improve the safety of food products.

Posted: Oct 9th, 2008

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