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Advances in science and technology and the Chemical Weapons Convention

With the second review conference of the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) approaching in April, a raft of studies have appeared making clear that fundamental changes in science and technology are affecting the implementation of the treaty and that it must be adapted to take account of them.

Posted: Mar 5th, 2008

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Analytica Conference in Muenchen: Nanoanalytik zwischen Physik, Chemie und Biologie

Die Nanoanalytik bildet in diesem Jahr einen deutlichen Schwerpunkt der Analytica Conference, die im Rahmen der Analytica vom 1. bis 3. April als bedeutendste europaeische Analytiker-Tagung stattfindet. Drei wissenschaftliche Gesellschaften, die Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh), die Gesellschaft furr Biochemie und Molekularbiologie (GBM) und die Deutsche Vereinte Gesellschaft fuer Klinische Chemie und Laboratoriumsmedizin (DGKL), zeichnen für das Programm verantwortlich.

Posted: Mar 5th, 2008

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Good vibrations probe innards of molecular electronic junctions

Using an unusual spectroscopic technique, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have provided the most convincing evidence yet that current is flowing through a simple silicon-based molecular “sandwich,” which is the most basic structure of molecular electronics.

Posted: Mar 5th, 2008

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Tech transfer workshop focuses on nanotechnology advances

Business executives, entrepreneurs, investors and government researchers and development officials interested in commercializing recent research advances in nanoelectronics, nanofabrication and nanometrology will meet April 8 at a Technology Transfer Showcase hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Md.

Posted: Mar 5th, 2008

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US nanotechnology strategy

Chemical & Engineering News carries a story today on how prioritizing federal efforts for studying health and safety of nanomaterials is evolving.

Posted: Mar 5th, 2008

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Growing trend for micro and nanotechnology at HANNOVER MESSE - new topics, more exhibitors

The IVAM Product Market at MicroTechnology within HANNOVER MESSE is fully booked. With 74 participants, the number exceeds the previous year’s record of 60 exhibitors noticeably. From April 21 to 25, new trends for industrial applications will be shown at the 1,000 square meter large joint pavilion of IVAM Microtechnology Network. In this respect, the special fair MicroTechnology once again proves as one of the largest market places for micro and nanotechnology.

Posted: Mar 5th, 2008

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United States and South Africa in a new science deal

The US and South Africa have agreed to establish geospatial and earth observation joint working groups focusing on global change, sustainable development, energy, and health, the US Department of State said in a statement.

Posted: Mar 5th, 2008

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Nanorings

What appear under an atomic force microscope to be tiny rings with little bits missing are actually nanoscopic rings made of double-stranded DNA with a little gap in the form of a short single-stranded fragment. This gap is a place to attach other molecules that have the potential to transform the rings into versatile nanocomposites for various applications.

Posted: Mar 5th, 2008

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Nanoswitches toggled by light

Microscopic fissures in a tiny crystal open and close—on command. Researchers successfully used ultrafast electron microscopy to observe nanoscopic structures at their 'exercises', as they report in the journal Angewandte Chemie. Such switchable nanochannels could be useful for future nanoelectronics and nanoscopic 'machines'.

Posted: Mar 5th, 2008

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Cellular construction methods emulated

Not only is our body made of individual organs, our cells themselves are made of tiny organelles, a variety of separate compartments that fulfill different tasks. Such functional, nanostructured systems would also be useful for technical applications, such as biosensors, self-repairing materials, optoelectronic components, or nanocapsules. However, it has not been possible to recreate structures with sufficient complexity in the lab. Researchers in the Netherlands are now pursuing a new angle.

Posted: Mar 5th, 2008

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Quatar Foundation to hold symposium on nanomedicine

Qatar Foundation will organize an international symposium on applied nanomedicine in an effort to acquaint the local community with the utility of this futuristic medical science from March 9 to 10 at the Doha Sheraton Hotel.

Posted: Mar 4th, 2008

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