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Neues Kompetenzzentrum Analytik, Material- und Nanotechnik

Das 'Kompetenzzentrum Analytik, Nano- und Materialtechnik' der Georg-Simon-Ohm-Hochschule Nuernberg mit einem Projektvolumen von 1,2 Millionen Euro hat fuer die Jahre 2009 bis 2014 629.000 Euro aus dem Europaeischen Fonds fuer regionale Entwicklung (EFRE) bewilligt bekommen.

Posted: Aug 21st, 2008

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Critics say Consumer Product Safety Commission not ready for nanotechnology

The inability of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to carry out its mandate with respect to simple, low-tech products such as children's jewelry and toy trains bodes poorly for its ability to oversee the safety of complex, high-tech products made using nanotechnology, according to a new report released by the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN).

Posted: Aug 21st, 2008

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Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies launches RUSNANO brand

The Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies unveils a new brand image today. The Swedish agency Differ has replaced its double-headed eagle logo, traditional for Russian state companies, with a multicolored sphere and chopped off the last syllable of its name, making it Rosnano.

Posted: Aug 20th, 2008

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New EU project focuses on lipidomics technology

LipidomicNet builds on a private public partnership (PPP) in order to support the translation of LipidomicNet inventions into new technologies and products that will benefit the health care systems.

Posted: Aug 20th, 2008

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Benchmarking the quality of nanotechnology Masters education

The Institute of Nanotechnology, in collaboration with a consortium of course providers and industrial representatives, is now working towards benchmarking the quality of nanotechnology education and training at the Masters level through a peer-reviewed accreditation process.

Posted: Aug 20th, 2008

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240 elephants in a tunnel

September 2008 will see particle physicists setting protons on a collision course through the Large Hadron Collider with more energy than ever before. Their intention is to track down the Higgs boson and solve the problem of why the universe contains almost no antimatter.

Posted: Aug 20th, 2008

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Spying on self-assembly

Proteins attaching to gold nanoparticles don't mill around randomly, but organise into clusters, according to UK scientists who say they have for the first time spied in detail peptides assembling on a surface.

Posted: Aug 20th, 2008

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