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Modern redux of classic experiment illuminates nanoscience of 'plasmonics'

The science of plasmonics describes how metals can essentially transmit and manipulate light waves at length scales much smaller than their wavelengths. Now, by redoing a classic optics experiment with plasmonics, engineers have made key insights into the nature and the practical limits of this up-and-coming nanoscale information technology.

Posted: Jul 12th, 2007

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Big improvement for little pictures

Physicists describe a new way to view three-dimensional structures in real time. Although they haven't yet published 3-D movies, they managed to reconstruct the heights of tiny droplets using still images from 2-D movies.

Posted: Jul 11th, 2007

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Risk governance of nanotechnology

A newly released report from the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue: "The Risk Governance of Nanotechnology: Recommendations for Managing a Global Issue".

Posted: Jul 11th, 2007

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EPA announces Pollution Prevention through Nanotechnology conference

EPA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, invites you to exchange ideas and information on using nanotechnology to develop new ways to prevent pollution at their conference "Pollution Prevention through Nanotechnology Conference" on September 25-26, 2007 in Arlington, Virginia.

Posted: Jul 11th, 2007

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Attosyringe shows potential

US electrochemists have given hope to biologists who want to inject precise and tiny volumes of fluids into living cells. They have developed a syringe that delivers attolitre volumes.

Posted: Jul 11th, 2007

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Nanotechnology and sex

The EU launched its very own YouTube platform on June 29 - complete with some of Europe's leading nanotechnology research and European film's best sex scenes.

Posted: Jul 10th, 2007

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