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Quantum dots go with the flow

Researchers have devised a self-adjusting remote-control system that can place a dot 6 nanometers long to within 45 nm of any desired location. That's the equivalent of picking up golf balls around a living room and putting them on a coffee table - automatically, from 100 miles away.

Posted: May 6th, 2010

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Scientists climb the quantum ladder

An EU-funded team of scientists from Cardiff University in the UK has successfully fired photons into a small tower of semiconducting material. The work could eventually lead to the development of faster computers.

Posted: May 6th, 2010

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Publication of the Report of the Questionnaire on Regulatory Regimes on Manufactured Nanomaterials

This report presents the information obtained from the Questionnaire on Regulatory Regimes on Manufactured Nanomaterials. 24 legislations from 9 jurisdictions were analyzed. The report summarizes objectives and activities covered by each legislation, as well as information on registration/notification, assessment and management of substances which are either pre-market or already in commerce. It also provides a number of legislative features identified in the legislations for consideration when amending or drafting legislation for regulatory oversight of nanomaterials and their products.

Posted: May 5th, 2010

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Gewinner des Fotowettbewerb 'NanoMikro+Werkstoffe aus Nordrhein-Westfalen 2010' stehen fest

20 Preistraeger wurden gestern im Ministerium fuer Innovation, Wissenschaft, Forschung und Technologie des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen (MIWFT) von Dr. Michael Stueckradt, Staatssekretaer im Innovationsministerium, geehrt. Zugleich eroeffnete er die Ausstellung, in der alle fuer den Wettbewerb eingesandten Bilder vom 5. bis 21. Mai fuer interessierte Besucher zugaenglich sind.

Posted: May 5th, 2010

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Semiconductor transistor-type hydrogen sensor wins gold medal at Geneva Inventions Exhibition

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) Microelectronics and Chemical Engineering students, led by Department of Electrical Engineering and Institute of Microelectronics Prof. Wen-Chau Liu and Department of Chemical Engineering Prof. Huey-Ing Chen, have won a gold medal at the 38th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva with their Semiconductor Transistor-Type Hydrogen Sensor.

Posted: May 5th, 2010

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Gold nanoparticles enrich every day products

Durable paint, water purification, faster computers, tougher shoe soles, and lighter and cheaper televisions are all possibilities now that a Queensland University of Technology scientist has discovered a way to disperse gold nanoparticles evenly through plastic.

Posted: May 4th, 2010

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