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Researchers fine-tune the behavior of quantum dots with lasers

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI), a collaborative center of the University of Maryland and NIST, have reported a new way to fine-tune the light coming from quantum dots by manipulating them with pairs of lasers.

Posted: Aug 19th, 2008

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Controlling the size of nanoclusters

Melissa Patterson, a W. Burghardt Turner Fellow at Stony Brook University (SBU), will give a talk at the American Chemical Society?s national meeting in Philadelphia on controlling the size of nanoclusters, research she performed using a new instrument at the U.S. Department of Energy?s Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Posted: Aug 19th, 2008

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Optical computing moves closer to reality

Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have theorized a way to increase the speed of pulses of light that bound across chains of tiny metal particles to well past the speed of light by altering the particle shape.

Posted: Aug 19th, 2008

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Chemist designs new 'catch-and-tell' molecules

The discovery is based on previous pioneering research by Professor De Silva and his colleagues at Queen?s, which created ?catch and tell? sensor molecules that send out light signals when they catch chemicals in blood.

Posted: Aug 19th, 2008

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Energieeffizienz durch Mikro- und Nanotechnologie

Energieeffizienz, eines der aktuell bedeutsamsten Themen fuer Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft, wird von Mikro- und Nanotechnik-Experten auf der MST-Regionalkonferenz NRW 2008 am 27. Oktober in Dortmund diskutiert.

Posted: Aug 19th, 2008

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Molecular Programming Project at Caltech receives $10m NSF funding

The National Science Foundation's Expeditions in Computing program has awarded $10 million to the Molecular Programming Project, a collaborative effort by researchers at the California Institute of Technology and the University of Washington to establish a fundamental approach to the design of complex molecular and chemical systems based on the principles of computer science.

Posted: Aug 18th, 2008

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New speed record for magnetic memories

An experiment carried out at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) has realized spin torque switching of a nanomagnet as fast as the fundamental speed limit allows.

Posted: Aug 18th, 2008

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