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NIEHS grants to focus more research on health and safety of nanomaterials

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, is increasing its investment in understanding the potential health, safety and environmental issues related to tiny particles that are used in many everyday products such as sunscreens, cosmetics and electronics.

Posted: Nov 19th, 2009

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Swedish nanotechnology policies studied by RUSNANO

A RUSNANO delegation headed by CEO Anatoly Chubais will visit Sweden on November 19-20, 2009 to study the support that government offers for innovative developments, share with Sweden's business and scientific communities the goals and principles that guide RUSNANO's activities and discuss opportunities to collaborate in commercialization of nanotechnologies with their Swedish counterparts.

Posted: Nov 19th, 2009

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Grant to study the molecular chemistry of depleted Uranium

A scientist at The University of Nottingham has been recognised for his outstanding and creative early career research with a prestigious EUR 1m grant to study speculative and ground-breaking research into molecular depleted uranium chemistry.

Posted: Nov 19th, 2009

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Liquid battery big enough for the electric grid?

The idea is to build an entirely new kind of battery, whose key components would be kept at high temperature so that they would stay entirely in liquid form. The experimental devices currently being tested in an MIT lab work in a way that's never been attempted in batteries before.

Posted: Nov 19th, 2009

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Protection facilitates construction of molecules

Sulfate groups are crucial building blocks for many molecules but are difficult to handle. Dutch researcher Martijn Huibers has discovered how sulfate groups can be protected during the construction of a molecule. Thanks to his method new molecules, which could be used for the production of medicines, can now be constructed far more easily.

Posted: Nov 18th, 2009

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Better way to harness waste heat with quantum dot devices

In everything from computer processor chips to car engines to electric powerplants, the need to get rid of excess heat creates a major source of inefficiency. But new research points the way to a technology that might make it possible to harvest much of that wasted heat and turn it into usable electricity.

Posted: Nov 18th, 2009

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