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Nanosieves save energy in biofuel production

A new type of membrane, developed by scientists of the University of Twente in The Netherlands, can stand high temperatures for a long period of time. This 'molecular sieve' is capable of removing water out of e.g. solvents and biofuels. It is a very energy efficient alternative to existing techniques like distillation.

Posted: Feb 7th, 2008

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Nanotechnology creates a once-a-month HIV drug

By encapsulating HIV drug molecules into tiny polymer particles that slow-release drug when they are injected, researchers are working on the next step in simplifying HIV therapy: injectable HAART you could take once a month.

Posted: Feb 6th, 2008

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U.S. Department of Energy to open 10th Small Fuel Cells Conference

The Knowledge Foundation announced today that Dr. Terry Payne, Technology Development Manager with the U.S. Department of Energy's Hydrogen, Fuel Cell & Infrastructure Technologies Program, will be the opening speaker at the 10th Small Fuel Cells conference to be held in Atlanta, GA from April 30 - May 2, 2008.

Posted: Feb 6th, 2008

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Program for FESPA's first Digital Textile Conference

FESPA has announced the conference programme for its first-ever Digital Textile Conference (March 31 to 1 April 1, 2008). Entitled Digital Printing for Commercial Success, the conference will focus on both commercial and technical topics, examining market opportunities in the sector.

Posted: Feb 6th, 2008

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The MONA Nanophotonics Technology Roadmap now available

During 2 years, the MONA ('Merging Optics and Nanotechnologies') consortium has been working through workshops, symposia and expert interviews at establishing a roadmap for photonics and nanotechnologies in Europe. Almost 300 people from industry and academia have been involved in the construction of this roadmap that gives insight into the future of materials, equipment, processes and applications. It also highlights the European position and outlook with respect to nanophotonics, and offers recommendations.

Posted: Feb 6th, 2008

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Shear ingenuity: Tweaking the conductivity of nanotube composites

New measurements by scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have uncovered an intriguing wrinkle. For a given CNT concentration, the electrical properties of the composite can be tuned from being a conductor to a non-conductor simply by changing processing conditions - basically how fast the polymer flows.

Posted: Feb 6th, 2008

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IMEC realized full CMOS multiple antenna receiver for 60 GHz

At today's IEEE International Solid State Circuit Conference, IMEC introduced its prototype of a 60GHz multiple antenna receiver, and invites industry to join its 60GHz research program. The 60GHz band offers massive available bandwidth that enables very high bit rates of several Gbits-per-second at distances up to 10 meters (about 33 feet).

Posted: Feb 6th, 2008

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EUV research helps solve 193 resist problems

Leading-edge research into the requirements for extreme ultraviolet (EUV) photoresist is helping to solve some of the problems encountered by 193 nm litho technology as it ventures into increasingly smaller CDs.

Posted: Feb 6th, 2008

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