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Nanoscale research grants from Veeco Labs

Veeco has announced their second Veeco Labs request for proposals. In this program, Veeco will award the best five proposals, an approx. $40k electronic application module (TUNA/TR-TUNA, SSRM, SCM, or CAFM) for the Dimension, MultiMode, or Innova SPMs.

Posted: May 15th, 2009

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Spectacular online gallery of Art of Science competition

The online gallery for Princeton University's third Art of Science competition went live Thursday, May 14. An online site that allows members of the public to choose their favorite 2009 Art of Science image will go live at the same time.

Posted: May 15th, 2009

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Green catalysis makes a splash

Scientists in Japan have developed recyclable catalysts that selectively generate chiral organic molecules in water - a nearly ideal green chemical process

Posted: May 15th, 2009

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Scientists have directly measured the unusual energy spectrum of graphene

Applying innovative measurement techniques, researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have directly measured the unusual energy spectrum of graphene, a technologically promising, two-dimensional form of carbon that has tantalized and puzzled scientists since its discovery in 2004.

Posted: May 14th, 2009

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DNA gripped in nanopores - Researchers analyse forces on DNA in gel

Molecular biologists, including the cool dudes from CSI, use gel electrophoresis to separate DNA fragments from each other in order to analyse the DNA. A team of researchers under the leadership of Vici winner Serge Lemay, has now shown for the first time how the gel influences the movement of the DNA.

Posted: May 14th, 2009

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