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AIST established a new nanoelectronics research center

The Center pursues the limits of miniaturization and high performance of the complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) devices with the design rule of 32 nm/22 nm, and also develops a new concept technologies to overcome the miniaturization limit.

Posted: Apr 30th, 2008

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Graphene-based gadgets may be just years away

Researchers at The University of Manchester have produced tiny liquid crystal devices with electrodes made from graphene ? an exciting development that could lead to computer and TV displays based on this technology.

Posted: Apr 30th, 2008

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Short course: Nanomaterials for biological and pharmaceutical technologies

A newly announced course in MIT's Professional Education Program will provide a comprehensive overview of how nanomaterials such as nanoparticles, nanocapsules, micelles, microemulsions, liposomes, nanoporous materials, and polymer multilayers can be prepared, stabilized, surface-functionalized and assembled for applications in biotechnology, biomedicine, and pharmaceuticals.

Posted: Apr 30th, 2008

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Sir J. Fraser Stoddart to bring nanotechnology to the public

Sir J. Fraser Stoddart, a world-renowned chemist who joined the Northwestern University faculty in January as Board of Trustees Professor of Chemistry in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, will be the featured speaker at the University?s third nanotechnology town hall meeting May 13.

Posted: Apr 29th, 2008

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High-flying electrons may provide new test of quantum theory

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Max Planck Institute for Physics in Germany believe they can achieve a significant increase in the accuracy of one of the fundamental constants of nature by boosting an electron to an orbit as far as possible from the atomic nucleus that binds it.

Posted: Apr 29th, 2008

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Making a good impression: Nanoimprint lithography tests at NIST

In what should be good news for integrated circuit manufacturers, recent studies have helped resolve two important questions about an emerging microcircuit manufacturing technology called nanoimprint lithography - yes, it can accurately stamp delicate insulating structures on advanced microchips, and, no, it doesn?t damage them, in fact it makes them better.

Posted: Apr 29th, 2008

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International nanosafety drive launched

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has brought countries together to pool their resources and test the human health and environmental safety of several nanomaterials that are already in use.

Posted: Apr 29th, 2008

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Can gold help cure cancer?

Can gold be used in curing cancer? A report that appeared in The Washington Post says gold particles can help fight cancer.

Posted: Apr 29th, 2008

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