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New way to control particle motion potentially aiding micro- and nano-fluid systems for drug delivery, sensors, more

A new way to control the motion of fluid particles through tiny channels, potentially aiding the development of micro- and nano-scale technologies such as drug delivery devices, chemical and biological sensors, and components for miniaturized biological 'lab-on-a-chip' applications has been discovered by chemical engineers at The University of Texas at Austin.

Posted: Mar 19th, 2008

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Bridge from conventional to molecular electronics possible

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have set the stage for building the 'evolutionary link' between the microelectronics of today built from semiconductor compounds and future generations of devices made largely from complex organic molecules.

Posted: Mar 18th, 2008

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Loopy photons clarify 'spookiness' of quantum physics

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Joint Quantum Institute (NIST/University of Maryland) have developed a new method for creating pairs of entangled photons, particles of light whose properties are interlinked in a very unusual way dictated by the rules of quantum physics. The researchers used the photons to test fundamental concepts in quantum theory.

Posted: Mar 18th, 2008

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UAlbany NanoCollege to hold inaugural community day

Children, adults and families throughout Tech Valley can receive an up-close look at the exciting world of nanotechnology when the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany holds its inaugural Community Day on Saturday, April 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at CNSE's Albany NanoTech Complex.

Posted: Mar 18th, 2008

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A high power laser zap to nanotechnology

Scientists at the Advanced Technology Institute of the University of Surrey and at the School of Chemistry in the University of Bristol have been awarded funding of nearly GBP 0.87M from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to investigate techniques using high-power, short-pulsed lasers for the production of important nanomaterials, including nanoclusters, nanotubes and nanorods of carbon and zinc oxide, with controllable electrical and optical properties.

Posted: Mar 18th, 2008

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Fake diamonds help jet engines take the heat

Ohio State University engineers are developing a technology to coat jet engine turbine blades with zirconium dioxide -- commonly called zirconia, the stuff of synthetic diamonds -- to combat high-temperature corrosion.

Posted: Mar 17th, 2008

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Book explains nanotechnology use in biomedical imaging

'Nanoparticles in Biomedical Imaging: Emerging Technologies and Applications (Fundamental Biomedical Technologies)' is the title of a new book co-edited by Jeff W.M. Bulte, professor in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and affiliated faculty member of the Institute for NanoBioTechnology, and his colleague Mike M.J. Modo, of the Institute of Psychiatry at King?s College in London, UK.

Posted: Mar 15th, 2008

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Fullerenes: produce and divide

The unique complex designed and built from several units by specialists of the Leningrad Institutes and Enterprises in St. Petersburg, Russia, enables to produce kilograms of fullerenes per day.

Posted: Mar 15th, 2008

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Baker named 2008 Distinguished University Innovator

Dr. James R. Baker Jr. has been named the 2008 Distinguished University Innovator at the University of Michigan. Baker, a scientist in the Medical School and a successful entrepreneur, has conducted breakthrough research in nanotechnology materials and launched two startup companies based on the results.

Posted: Mar 14th, 2008

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