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Carbon nanotubes are superior to metals for electronics

Researchers have been performing quantum mechanics calculations, which prove that in carbon nanotubes, higher current density does not lead to electromigration and thermomigration; it also produces just one percent of the heat produced by traditional metals, such as copper.

Posted: Mar 20th, 2009

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Nanophotonics exhibition in Moscow

A high-tech Photonics exhibition, which is to be held at Expocentre (Moscow) on April 20 - 23, 2009, will include a special section that will be completely devoted to laser nanotechnologies, which are considerably transforming the image of modern electronics.

Posted: Mar 20th, 2009

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Fullerene to treat multiple sclerosis

In partnership with a group of Prof. Howard Weiner from Brigham and Women's Hospital at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Michael Gozin from TAU's School of Chemistry is attempting to create the next generation MS drug based on a delivery platform of "buckyballs.

Posted: Mar 19th, 2009

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Graphene may solve communications speed limit

New research findings at MIT could lead to microchips that operate at much higher speeds than is possible with today's standard silicon chips, leading to cell phones and other communications systems that can transmit data much faster.

Posted: Mar 19th, 2009

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Maryland NanoCenter improves energy storage options

Researchers at the Maryland NanoCenter at the University of Maryland, College Park, have developed new systems for storing electrical energy derived from alternative sources that are, in some cases, 10 times more efficient than what is commercially available.

Posted: Mar 19th, 2009

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The power of nanotechnology super batteries

Next-generation batteries based on novel nanotechnology devices developed at the University of Maryland could take as little as 10 years to appear in cars. These modern batteries will be capable of storing enough electricity to eliminate the need for hybrid cars, which rely on gasoline as a backup.

Posted: Mar 19th, 2009

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DNA nanotechnology symposium at Duke

A one day symposium on using DNA to build structures and machinery on millionths and billionths of a meter scales will bring leading experts from Denmark and throughout the United States to Duke University on Friday, March 20, 2009.

Posted: Mar 19th, 2009

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Palladium fuel cell catalysts get more efficient

Researchers have wrestled with creating palladium nanoparticles with enough active surface area to make catalysis efficient in fuel cells while preventing particles from clumping together during the chemical processes that convert a fuel source to electricity. Two Brown University chemists have found a way to overcome those challenges.

Posted: Mar 19th, 2009

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Nanocoatings that kill superbugs

Researchers at the University of Bath are to be part of a EUR3 million Europe-wide research collaboration to pioneer research into safer, more effective anti-bacterial plastics and coatings that can be used in items such as food packaging, medical devices to wound dressings, and nappies.

Posted: Mar 19th, 2009

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