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Sberbank and RUSNANO sign agreement on nanotechnology loans

The Russian Corporation for Nanotechnologies and Sberbank signed the agreement aimed at coordinating the efforts for ensuring development of innovation infrastructure in the Russian Federation in the field of nanotechnologies, implementation of national projects for creating promising nanotechnologies and nanoindustry.

Posted: Oct 7th, 2009

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France and Singapore enter nanotechnology research alliance

Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore's leading science and technology university has formed a tripartite research alliance with the National Center of Scientific Research (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique or CNRS), the largest governmental research organisation in France, and Thales the French electronics giant and a global technology leader in aerospace, space, defence, security and transportation industries.

Posted: Oct 7th, 2009

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New method reveals all you need to know about waveforms

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has unveiled a method for calibrating entire waveforms - graphical shapes showing how electrical signals vary over time - rather than just parts of waveforms as is current practice.

Posted: Oct 7th, 2009

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Breakthrough in lab-on-chip for fast cancer detection and therapy

IMEC, a leading European research center in nanotechnology, the Institüt für Mikrotechnik Mainz (IMM), one of the leading European research centers in microfluidics, and their partners within the European Sixth Framework Project MASCOT achieve a major milestone in the development of a lab-on-chip for the detection and therapy evaluation of breast cancer.

Posted: Oct 7th, 2009

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Yoctosecond flashes from ultra-hot matter

High-energy heavy ion collisions, which are studied at RHIC in Brookhaven and soon at the LHC in Geneva, can be a source of light flashes of a few yoctoseconds duration - the time that light needs to traverse an atomic nucleus.

Posted: Oct 6th, 2009

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