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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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Physicist earns patent for materials weakness detection system

The first patent awarded to Southeastern Louisiana University through one of its faculty has the potential to identify weaknesses in structures ranging from massive bridge construction to the tiniest elements of nanotechnology no larger than a speck of dust on a pinhead.

Posted: Mar 4th, 2008

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Pentagon releases new analysis of China’s military development and strategy

The Pentagon on Monday released its latest analysis of China's military development and strategy and says that the country spent as much as $139 billion, more than three times its announced defense budget, modernizing its military forces last year and that China has gone from virtually no research or funding in nanotechnologies and processes five years ago, to being a close second to the United States in total government investment.

Posted: Mar 4th, 2008

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Biological electron transfer captured in real time

Two research teams led by Dr. Michael Verkhovsky and Prof. Marten Wikstrom of the Institute of Biotechnology of the University of Helsinki have for the first time succeeded in monitoring electron transfer by Complex I in real time. In the future, this work might, for example, have medical relevance, because most of the maternally inherited so-called mitochondrial diseases are caused by dysfunction of Complex I.

Posted: Mar 3rd, 2008

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Appelbaum wins NSF Career Award for research on silicon spintronics

Ian Appelbaum, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Delaware, has received the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation for his pioneering research in the exciting next evolution of electronics known as spintronics.

Posted: Mar 3rd, 2008

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