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U.S. leads world in PHEV battery R&D, lags in capabilities to make them

During opening testimony before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, Argonne's Don Hillebrand noted that while the United States is the dominant player in the development of battery materials and chemistries for hybrid vehicles and Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) with the help of progressive research conducted at U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories, including Argonne, the nation lags behind the world in adopting capabilities to make such batteries.

Posted: Feb 15th, 2008

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Protein discovery paves way for development of better medical implants

Scientists from the University of Reading have discovered that proteins stick, slide and cluster on solid surfaces. The way in which proteins cluster on a surface affects their activity and the findings from this research will help to develop new materials for use in medical and dental implants.

Posted: Feb 15th, 2008

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Tiny material, big risk

Liming Dai, a University of Dayton chemical and materials engineering professor, and Yiling Hong, a UD assistant biology professor have made a breakthrough in determining the safety of microscopic carbon materials sometimes used for gene, drug or cancer therapies.

Posted: Feb 14th, 2008

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British Pharmaceutical Conference 2009 science and practive chairs announced

Professor Ijeoma Uchegbu, Chair in Pharmaceutical Nanoscience at the School of Pharmacy, University of London, and Peter Noyce, Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Director of The Workforce Academy, The University of Manchester, will be the respective Science and Practice Chairs for the 2009 British Pharmaceutical Conference.

Posted: Feb 14th, 2008

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Strategy for nanotechnology-related environmental, health and safety research

The Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council's Committee on Technology today released a document describing the National Nanotechnology Initiative's (NNI) strategy for addressing priority research on the environment, health and safety (EHS) aspects of nanomaterials.

Posted: Feb 14th, 2008

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Protein's strength lies in h-bond cooperation

Researchers in Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT reveal that the strength of a biological material like spider silk lies in the specific geometric configuration of structural proteins, which have small clusters of weak hydrogen bonds that work cooperatively to resist force and dissipate energy.

Posted: Feb 14th, 2008

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