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Argonne nanoscientist named one of the world's top innovators

Elena Shevchenko, nanoscientist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, has joined a select list of the world's youngest top innovators chosen by Technology Review magazine for her work at Argonne's Center for Nanoscale Materials.

Posted: Aug 21st, 2009

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Nano-Sunscreens: Issue continues to be controversially discussed

Only a few days after the release of the Environmental Working Group's (EWG) '2009 Sunscreen Investigation' report, a coalition of public interest groups including Friends of the Earth (FoE), Consumers Union and the International Center for Technology Assessment (CTA) have taken position in the highly controversial debate about the safety of sunscreens containing manufactured nanomaterials.

Posted: Aug 21st, 2009

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Lichtpuls magnetisiert Nanokristalle

Es ist der Traum vieler Materialwissenschaftler: ein Materialsystem, das die Vorteile von magnetischen Metallen (dauerhafte Informationsspeicherung) mit denen von Halbleitern (ultraschnelle Informationsverarbeitung) vereint.

Posted: Aug 21st, 2009

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University of Liverpool to lead new knowledge exchange project

A new project to speed up the transfer of groundbreaking research and development from the North West Laser Engineering Consortium (NWLEC) to Northwest businesses has been given the go ahead following the confirmation of an 882,000 pound investment from the Northwest European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Posted: Aug 21st, 2009

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A new process for creating ultrathin, ultrasmall inorganic light-emitting diodes

A new process for creating ultrathin, ultrasmall inorganic light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and assembling them into large arrays offers new classes of lighting and display systems with interesting properties, such as see-through construction and mechanical flexibility, that would be impossible to achieve with existing technologies.

Posted: Aug 20th, 2009

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Nanotechnology for chemical and biological defense

The research underpinning this new book was intended to better enable an informed national debate and to affect international debate on the potential role and impact of nanotechnology and emerging science on national defense and homeland security.

Posted: Aug 20th, 2009

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Japanese boost for UK nanotechnology research

Professor Paul O'Brien and his research team in the School of Chemistry at The University of Manchester are joining forces with Murata Manufacturing Co. Ltd, a Japan based manufacturer, to form a new research collaboration.

Posted: Aug 20th, 2009

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