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BMW's (nanotechnology?) shape-shifting car

It seems that reality is catching up with science fiction fast. On TV, the latest Knight Rider series features a car that embraces nanotechnology to change colors and morph into similar car forms temporarily. Yesterday, BMW introduced it's GINA Light Visionary Model.

Posted: Jun 12th, 2008

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From the (very) small to the 'big picture'

One looks at the 'small science' of nanomaterials, the other looks at big picture issues with the Canadian health care system. Today at The University of Western Ontario, both Francois Lagugne-Labarthet and Amardeep Thind were awarded Canada Research Chairs - one of the country's most prestigious research awards.

Posted: Jun 12th, 2008

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NanoQuebec appoints a President and Chief Executive Officer

NanoQuebec has taken a new step in its organizational development by naming its first President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Jean Bourbonnais, Chairman of the Board of Directors, announces the appointment of Dr. Robert Crawhall to the position effective July 2.

Posted: Jun 12th, 2008

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Study finds new properties in non-magnetic materials

A team of Penn State researchers has shown for the first time that the entire class of non-magnetic materials, such as those used in some computer components, could have considerably more uses than scientists had thought.

Posted: Jun 11th, 2008

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