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Carbon nanotubes may lower cost of fuel cells

Researchers at Arizona State University are working to create lower cost PEMFCs by directly growing carbon nanotubes on carbon paper substrates, otherwise known as the gas diffusion layer, rather than spherical carbon particles and then deposit platinum nanoparticles onto the surface of the nanotubes.

Posted: Jun 15th, 2009

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New exotic material could revolutionize electronics

Move over, silicon - it may be time to give the Valley a new name. Physicists at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have confirmed the existence of a type of material that could one day provide dramatically faster, more efficient computer chips.

Posted: Jun 15th, 2009

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Synthetic biology: Feasibility of the open source movement

On June 17, a panel of representatives from various sectors will discuss the major challenges to future IP developments related to synthetic biology, identify key steps to addressing these challenges, and examine a number of current tensions surrounding issues of use and ownership.

Posted: Jun 15th, 2009

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nano.DE-Report 2009 erschienen

Eine neue Publikation im Auftrag vom Bundesministerium für Bildung Forschung von der VDI Technologiezentrum GmbH erarbeitet, beschreibt die Entwicklung der Nanotechnologie und den aktuellen Stand in Deutschland.

Posted: Jun 15th, 2009

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