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Researchers take the lead out of piezoelectrics

There is good news for the global effort to reduce the amount of lead in the environment and for the growing array of technologies that rely upon the piezoelectric effect. A lead-free alternative to the current crop of piezoelectric materials has been identified by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC), Berkeley.

Posted: Nov 13th, 2009

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Innovationspreis ehrt patentierte Entwicklung nanoelektronischer Bauelemente

Mit dem Innovationspreis des Leibniz-Instituts fuer Polymerforschung Dresden und des Vereins zur Foerderung des IPF werden in diesem Jahr Dr. Anton Kiriy und Dr. Vera Bocharova ausgezeichnet. Sie erhalten den Preis fuer ihre Arbeiten zur Entwicklung von nanoelektronischen Bauelementen auf der Basis von einzelnen Polymermolekuelen.

Posted: Nov 13th, 2009

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Pushing light beyond its known limits

The researchers in the University's new Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) have discovered that light within optical fibers can be squeezed into much tighter spaces than was previously believed possible.

Posted: Nov 12th, 2009

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Behavior modification could ease concerns about nanoparticles

In an advance that could help ease health and environmental concerns about the emerging nanotechnology industry, scientists are reporting development of technology for changing the behavior of nanoparticles in municipal sewage treatment plants - their main gateway into the environment.

Posted: Nov 12th, 2009

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Quantum Light technology lights up President Obama's MIT laboratory tour

QD Vision's green-tech Quantum Light technology platform lit up President Obama's recent tour of laboratories at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where low-power, long-life Array Lighting LED lamps from Nexxus Lighting, Inc. are utilizing breakthroughs in quantum dot technology from QD Vision, Inc. to emit high-quality warm LED light.

Posted: Nov 12th, 2009

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