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Nanotechnology know-how Made in Germany

NanoBioNet, the pre-eminent center of excellence for nanobiotechnology in Germany, is acting as representative of the leading German technology at Nano Korea 2008, the 6th International Nanotech Symposium and Exhibition in Korea.

Posted: Jul 23rd, 2008

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Membrane model may unlock secrets of early-stage Alzheimer's

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and three collaborating institutions are using a new laboratory model of the membrane surrounding neurons in the brain to study how a protein long suspected of a role in early-stage Alzheimer?s disease actually impairs a neuron?s structure and function.

Posted: Jul 22nd, 2008

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Cool! Nanoparticle research points to energy savings

Adding just the right dash of nanoparticles to standard mixes of lubricants and refrigerants could yield the equivalent of an energy-saving chill pill for factories, hospitals, ships, and others with large cooling systems, suggest the latest results from National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) research that is pursuing promising formulations.

Posted: Jul 22nd, 2008

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NNI bill would create nanotechnology clearinghouse

A Senate bill to reauthorize funding for nanotechnology research would mandate creating a publicly available database of the projects funded in several areas, including environmental, educational and nanomanufacturing.

Posted: Jul 22nd, 2008

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Engineers prove graphene is the strongest material

Research scientists at Columbia University?s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science have achieved a breakthrough by proving that the carbon material graphene is the strongest material ever measured.

Posted: Jul 22nd, 2008

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