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Printing paper-based biosensors with inkjet printers

If that office inkjet printer has become just another fixture, it's time to take a fresh look at it. Similar technology may soon be used to develop paper-based biosensors that can detect certain harmful toxins that can cause food poisoning or be used as bioterrorism agents.

Posted: Jul 13th, 2009

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Three Berkeley Lab scientists win PECASE award

Three scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy?s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) were among the 100 researchers named by President Barack Obama to receive the prestigious Presidential Early Career for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) Award, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on early-career researchers.

Posted: Jul 10th, 2009

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Grosse Herausforderungen meistern mit Nanotechnologie

Ob Medizin, nachhaltige Energieversorgung oder Umweltschutz, ohne Nanotechnologie lassen sich die Herausforderungen der Zukunft nicht meistern. Parallel dazu gelte es aber auch, potenzielle Risiken - etwa von freien Nanopartikeln - unter die Lupe zu nehmen, so das Fazit der NanoConvention, an der am 6. Juli in Zurich rund 150 Nano-Interessierte aus Forschung, Industrie, Verwaltung und dem Finanzsektor teilnahmen.

Posted: Jul 10th, 2009

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Mit Quantenpunkten speichern

An der Uni Duisburg-Essen wird die Wechselwirkung von kleinen Nanopyramiden, sogenannten Quantenpunkten, mit einer leitfaehigen Kontaktschicht - einem zweidimensionalen Elektronengas - untersucht.

Posted: Jul 10th, 2009

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Snake oil special: nanotechnology colon cleanser

Some fun stuff to ease your way into the weekend: Here is our Slow News Friday story for this week, which again doubles as our soon to be launched Nanotechnology Snake Oil Special. "Swiss Botanical Nanotechnology Tea Colon Cleanser" anyone?

Posted: Jul 10th, 2009

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Tying up loose ends for a quantum leap

Quantum technologies have become the Holy Grail of the IT industry with research projects springing up all over Europe. Now a major effort is being made to spur development by adopting a coordinated, structured approach.

Posted: Jul 9th, 2009

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