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Versatile algorithms for nanoscale designs

The ambitious objective of the EU-funded ICESTARS research project has been to overcome the barriers in both existing and future radio frequency design flows by developing and deploying integrated simulation algorithms and prototype tools.

Posted: Nov 4th, 2010

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Australia and China agree joint nanotechnology laboratory

The Australia-China Joint Laboratory on Nanoscience will be established under the current memorandum of understanding between the Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN) and the International Strategic Technology Alliance of Chinese universities.

Posted: Nov 4th, 2010

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Expanding the toolbox for superconducting film investigations

Using a combination of unique tools to build and analyze films just nanometers thick, a group of researchers found subtle structural changes that are known to alter superconducting properties. Their findings stress the importance of studying both the superficial and deep features of superconducting materials, which transport electricity with zero resistance and are envisioned for use in applications like ultrafast, power-saving electronics or more efficient electricity lines.

Posted: Nov 4th, 2010

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Moving holograms: From science fiction to reality

Researchers have developed a new type of holographic telepresence that allows the projection of a three-dimensional moving image without the need for special eyewear such as 3D glasses or other auxiliary devices.

Posted: Nov 4th, 2010

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AIST develops revolutionary products using clay films

Takeo Ebina, Advanced Functional Materials Team, the Research Center for Compact Chemical System of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), et al. have developed high-performance multifunctional sheets and a raw material of a clay film in collaboration with the private companies that are members of 'Clayteam', an AIST consortium, formed in May 2010.

Posted: Nov 4th, 2010

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First UNESCO medals for nanotechnology go to Russian and Chinese scientists

The first UNESCO Medals 'For contributions to the development of nanoscience and nanotechnologies' were awarded on November 2, at Paris headquarters to two laureates: Russian Academician Zhores Ivanovich Alferov, winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physics; and Chunli Bai, Professor of Chemistry at the Laboratory of Molecular Nanostructure and Nanotechnology in Beijing and Executive Vice-President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Posted: Nov 4th, 2010

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Meta-flex: Your new brand for invisibility clothing

Flexible smart materials that can manipulate light to shield objects from view have been much-theorised but now researchers in Scotland have made a practical breakthrough that brings the possibility of an invisibility cardigan - or any other item of invisibility clothing - one step closer.

Posted: Nov 4th, 2010

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A new nanopropulsion method based on bipolar electrochemistry

The process is based on the novel concept of bipolar electrochemistry: under the influence of an electric field, one end of a metallic object grows while the other end dissolves. Thanks to this permanent self-regeneration, objects can move at speeds of the order of a hundred micrometers per second.

Posted: Nov 3rd, 2010

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Nanoimprint lithography NSF grant awarded to micro device lab at Stevens

Dr. Eui-Hyeok Yang, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Micro Device Laboratory (MDL) at Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University (TM), will receive funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the acquisition of a Nanoimprint Lithography System (NIL) for the purpose of nanoscience research and education based on low-dimensional materials at Stevens.

Posted: Nov 3rd, 2010

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