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Nanomaterials show unexpected strength under stress

In yet another twist on the strangeness of the nanoworld, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland-College Park have discovered that materials such as silica that are quite brittle in bulk form behave as ductile as gold at the nanoscale. Their results may affect the design of future nanomachines.

Posted: Mar 12th, 2008

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Iran offers Indonesia nuclear and nanotechnology cooperation

'Tehran is ready to make available to Jakarta its achievements and its valuable experience in a variety of fields, including in nuclear engineering, nanotechnology and economics,' Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said at a joint news conference with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who is on a two-day official visit to Tehran.

Posted: Mar 12th, 2008

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MEDi 2008 Returns to Connecticut Convention Center, September 9-10

MEDi 2008, the most comprehensive medical device conference and exhibition, will be held at the new Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Tuesday and Wednesday, September 9-10. MEDi 2008 will showcase the latest developments in nanomedicine, drug delivery vehicles, drug/device combination products, robotic surgery, orthopedic implants and prosthetic devices, artificial organs and eHealth, while also providing conferences addressing important issues and business challenges related to the manufacture and commercialization of these devices.

Posted: Mar 11th, 2008

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To sort, simply stretch

Researchers in Sweden have come up with a straightforward method for sorting particles in microfluidics - simply stretching the microchannel.

Posted: Mar 11th, 2008

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Expert explains challenges facing nanotechnology

Filling the major gaps that exist in the understanding of the health, safety, environmental and societal impacts of nanotechnology is critically important to its long term success, a researcher said yesterday. Lori Sheremeta, research officer at the Canadian Institute for Nanotechnology, was making a presentation on ?Nanotechnology Stewardship? on the concluding day of the first international symposium on applied nanomedicine, hosted by Qatar Foundation.

Posted: Mar 10th, 2008

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Handheld DNA detector

A researcher at the National University at San Diego has taken a mathematical approach to a biological problem - how to design a portable DNA detector. He describes a mathematical simulation to show how a new type of nanoscale transistor might be coupled to a DNA sensor system to produce a characteristic signal for specific DNA fragments in a sample.

Posted: Mar 10th, 2008

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