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Carbon nanotubes fast forward seed germination

A collaborative team of biologists and nanotechnologists have demonstrated how seeds exposed to carbon nanotubes in the agar medium sprouted up to two times faster than control seed, a growth enhancement that has enormous potential on agriculture as well as plant-based biofuel production.

Posted: Oct 28th, 2009

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Next-generation carbon nanotube microcapsules deliver 'chemicals on demand'

Scientists in California are reporting development of a new generation of the microcapsules used in carbon-free copy paper, in which capsules burst and release ink with pressure from a pen. The new microcapsules burst when exposed to light, releasing their contents in ways that could have wide-ranging commercial uses from home and personal care to medicine.

Posted: Oct 28th, 2009

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Gateway University Research Park hosts groundbreaking for Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

Unveiling plans for a 100,000(+)-square-foot research facility located at the South Campus of Gateway University Research Park in Greensboro, N.C., North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro will host the official groundbreaking of the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) on Monday, Nov. 9.

Posted: Oct 27th, 2009

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The world's fastest super-resolution light microscope wins innovation award

The assessment panel awarded the prize to Prof. Christoph Cremer for his revolutionary light microscopy technology Vertico SMI. The patented process developed by this researcher from the University of Heidelberg makes it possible to image and analyze cells in two dimensional resolution as low as of 10 nanometers and with a resolution in the third dimension of 40 nanometers.

Posted: Oct 27th, 2009

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