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Indiana ready to flex subatomic muscles with nanotechnology advances

A cure for cancer, a solution to rising fuel prices or a whole new generation of super-strong materials coming out of the Hoosier state? This and much more possibly lies within the emerging realm of nanotechnology, according to a covey of national nanotechnology experts in Indiana on May 2, 2008.

Posted: May 8th, 2008

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Researchers identify pressure effects on nanomaterials

Transistors, lasers and solar-energy conversion devices may be easier to manipulate because of recent research by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists. The researchers defined the role high pressure plays in precisely tuning the fundamental properties of nanomaterials and, in particular, nanoparticle assemblies that are important for device applications.

Posted: May 8th, 2008

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The 'wall paper mystery' explained by physicists

When you try to remove adhesive paper from a surface, you inevitably get a pointy flap, while what you want is to remove the entire piece. A team from the Laboratoire de physique et mecanique des milieux heterogenes, collaborating with the University of Santiago in Chile and with MIT, has explained the physics behind this frustrating experience.

Posted: May 7th, 2008

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Lasers and milk: The common denominator

Researchers at Yale University have extended the conventional laser theory such that it can be applied to random lasers, one of the most exotic type of lasers in existence, as well.

Posted: May 7th, 2008

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Test of maturity for stem cells

Stem cells can differentiate into 220 different types of body cell. The development of these cells can now be systematically observed and investigated with the aid of two new machines that imitate the conditions in the human body with unprecedented accuracy.

Posted: May 7th, 2008

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IBM Fellow Stuart Parkin wins IEEE Daniel E. Noble Award

At the IEEE International Magnetics Conference today in Madrid, IBM Fellow Stuart Parkin received the Daniel E. Noble Award for his fundamental contributions to the development of magneto-resistive devices for non-volatile, high density, random access memory.

Posted: May 7th, 2008

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Nano2Life Annual Meeting in Crete

About 100 researchers from the nanobiotechnology network Nano2Life coming from 12 EU Member States or Associated Countries are expected to attend the last Nano2Life conference to be held in Heraklion, Crete, on June, 25?27.

Posted: May 7th, 2008

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Researchers target tumors with tiny 'nanoworms'

Scientists at UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara and MIT have developed nanometer-sized 'nanoworms' that can cruise through the bloodstream without significant interference from the body?s immune defense system and - like tiny anti-cancer missiles - home in on tumors.

Posted: May 7th, 2008

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