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Deutsch-französischen Sommerschule 'Nanophotonics in Nature and Art'

Von Schmetterlingsflügeln bis Keramik - Farbgebung in Natur und Kunst sowie Anwendungen in der Biomimetik sind Themen der deutsch-französischen Sommerschule "Nanophotonics in Nature and Art", die vom 7. bis zum 14. September 2009 in St. Pierre d'Oléron an der französischen Westküste stattfindet.

Posted: Jun 16th, 2009

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EU warns that lobbyists are fuelling confusion on nanotechnology

The highest-ranked health official in the EU executive has hit out at lobby groups who stoke fear of nanotechnology. Robert Madelin, director-general at the European Commission's health and consumer affairs directorate, said it was 'irresponsible' to use panic in order to attract attention.

Posted: Jun 16th, 2009

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Discovery of magnetic superatom could lead to nanoelectronic devices

A team of Virginia Commonwealth University scientists has discovered a 'magnetic superatom' - a stable cluster of atoms that can mimic different elements of the periodic table - that one day may be used to create molecular electronic devices for the next generation of faster computers with larger memory storage.

Posted: Jun 16th, 2009

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Scientists use high-pressure 'alchemy' to create nonexpanding metals

By squeezing a typical metal alloy at pressures hundreds of thousands of times greater than normal atmospheric pressure, scientists have created a material that does not expand when heated, as does nearly every normal metal, and acts like a metal with an entirely different chemical composition.

Posted: Jun 15th, 2009

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Carbon nanotubes may lower cost of fuel cells

Researchers at Arizona State University are working to create lower cost PEMFCs by directly growing carbon nanotubes on carbon paper substrates, otherwise known as the gas diffusion layer, rather than spherical carbon particles and then deposit platinum nanoparticles onto the surface of the nanotubes.

Posted: Jun 15th, 2009

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