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CINTRA nanotechnology laboratory opens its doors in Singapore

Nanyang Technical University, the National Centre of Scientific Research and the Thales Group of Companies inked a Memorandum of Understanding to establish the CNRS International-NTU-Thales Research Alliance (CINTRA) Laboratory - a state-of-the-art research facility focused on developing nanotechnologies for defence and commercial applications.

Posted: Jan 12th, 2010

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Nanotechnology outreach going wrong?

As the global nanotechnology industry continues to produce cutting-edge consumer products, the scientific community is leaving a key part of the U.S. public behind when sharing knowledge of this new field of science, according to a new study by Arizona State University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Posted: Jan 11th, 2010

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Wasserstoff aus dem Reagenzglas

Die umweltfreundliche Herstellung ausreichender Mengen Wasserstoffs beschaeftigt die Forschung seit langem. Als mikroskopisch kleine Fabrik steht dabei die Gruenalge Chlamydomonas reinhardtii im Mittelpunkt, die unter Stress Wasserstoff bilden kann. Bochumer Biologen ist es jetzt gelungen, die dafuer verantwortlichen Bestandteile der Alge zu isolieren und die Produktion ins Reagenzglas zu verlegen.

Posted: Jan 11th, 2010

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Physicists achieve quantum entanglement in solid-state circuits

For the first time, physicists have convincingly demonstrated that physically separated particles in solid-state devices can be quantum-mechanically entangled. The achievement is analogous to the quantum entanglement of light, except that it involves particles in circuitry instead of photons in optical systems.

Posted: Jan 11th, 2010

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Gedruckte Schaltungen aus Nano-Pasten

Die Ausbildung von ueberdurchschnittlich qualifizierten jungen Ingenieuren und Ingenieurinnen im Graduiertenkolleg 'Disperse Systeme fuer Elektronikanwendungen' der Uni Erlangen-Nuernberg ist bis zum Herbst 2014 gesichert. Die Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft uebernimmt die Foerderung ab April 2010 fuer weitere viereinhalb Jahre; die Foerdersumme betraegt 5,16 Millionen Euro.

Posted: Jan 11th, 2010

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Quantum computer calculates exact energy of molecular hydrogen

In an important first for a promising new technology, scientists have used a quantum computer to calculate the precise energy of molecular hydrogen. This groundbreaking approach to molecular simulations could have profound implications not just for quantum chemistry, but also for a range of fields from cryptography to materials science.

Posted: Jan 10th, 2010

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Resonant Tunneling Diode Simulation with NEGF

A new version of RTDNEGF (1.3.2) has been recently deployed on the nanoHUB website. RTDNEGF is a simulator for Resonant Tunneling Diodes (RTD) that implements the Non Equilibrium Green Formalism (NEGF) as its principal computational model.

Posted: Jan 10th, 2010

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