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Kerry-Snowe bill strengthens safety in nanotechnology research

Sens. John Kerry and Olympia Snowe this week introduced the National Nanotechnology Initiative Amendments Act of 2008. The legislation will toughen the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) by increasing its commitment to environmental health and safety research.

Posted: Jul 18th, 2008

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Nanotechnology to provide cheap solar energy

Research into new types of solar cells produced by nanotechnology will be described by Professor Darren Bagnall at the World Renewable Energy Conference in Glasgow which begins tomorrow.

Posted: Jul 18th, 2008

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Nanotechnology gets rugby fans closer then ever to the All Blacks

Fibre imprinting nanotechnology developed at the MacDiarmid Institute of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology at the University of Canterbury is going to get rugby fans closer than ever to the All Blacks. The names of as many as 100,000 fans are to be printed onto a single thread which will be sewn into the Silver Fern on a special edition jersey in a campaign organised by All Blacks sponsor adidas.

Posted: Jul 18th, 2008

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Roentgenmikroskopie mit Superaufloesung deckt die versteckten Geheimnisse in der Nanowelt auf

Ein neuartiges Roentgenmikroskop mit Superaufloesung, das von einem Forscherteam des Paul Scherrer Instituts (PSI) und der ETH Lausanne (EPFL) in der Schweiz entwickelt wurde, kombiniert die hohe Durchdringungsleistung von Roentgenstrahlen mit einer hohen bildlichen Aufloesung und ermoeglicht es somit erstmals, Licht auf die detaillierten inneren Strukturen von Halbleiterbauelementen oder Zellen zu werfen.

Posted: Jul 18th, 2008

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Nanoparticle research in Review of Ophthalmology

Nanoparticle research by Professor Sanku Mallik and his group at North Dakota State University, Fargo, appears in the July issue of the Review of Ophthalmology in the article 'Nanoparticles: Into the New Frontier.'

Posted: Jul 17th, 2008

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Super-resolution X-ray microscopy unveils the buried secrets of the nanoworld

A novel super-resolution X-ray microscope developed by a team of researchers from the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) and EPFL in Switzerland combines the high penetration power of x-rays with high spatial resolution, making it possible for the first time to shed light on the detailed interior composition of semiconductor devices and cellular structures.

Posted: Jul 17th, 2008

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Two open PhD positions in nanotechnology projects in Portugal

Prof. Vasco Teixeira's group at the University of Minho in Portugal is looking for 2 young researchers (PhD students) with expertise and experience in the development of nanostructured materials for integration in nano-biosensors that are under development within a nanotechnology project in progress at their research center.

Posted: Jul 17th, 2008

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Kleine Festplatten fuer viele Daten

TERAMAGSTOR - Terabit Magnetic Storage Technologies - ist ein neues EU-Projekt dessen Ziel es ist, die Speicherdichte von Festplatten weiter zu erhoehen und die erste Festplatte mit einer Speicherdichte von einem Terabit pro Quadratinch zu entwickeln.

Posted: Jul 17th, 2008

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