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Nanotechnology internet TV talk show debuts

InTimeTV has announced a new internet TV talk show for professionals: Nanotech Today. Nanotech Today, which is hosted by Dr. Ogan Gurel, is a truly global venue by which nanotechnology professionals can share ideas, trends and perspectives worldwide.

Posted: Mar 28th, 2008

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Two-photon nanoparticles for the improved detection of tumor cells

Researchers from several CNRS-associated laboratories in France have succeeded in synthesizing porous nanoparticles that are capable of absorbing the energy of two photons in the near infrared spectrum, and then re-emitting radiation used for medical imaging by fluorescence.

Posted: Mar 28th, 2008

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Strength in nanoworms

Scientists in the US have mimicked the structure of bird nests to overcome the extreme fragility of highly insulating aerogels.

Posted: Mar 28th, 2008

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New horizons in modelling surface processes

Medical, environmental and chemical conundrums - including the mystery of how ice forms in the sky and goes on to create clouds - will be unravelled at a conference hosted by University College London to mark the opening of UCL's Materials Simulation Laboratory on Monday, March 31, 2008.

Posted: Mar 28th, 2008

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EarthSky launches nanotechnology podcast series

EarthSky Communications today announced the launch of a new series of 10 podcasts - focused on the emerging science of nanotechnology - as part of the nationwide Nanotechnology: Power of Small project.

Posted: Mar 27th, 2008

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Healing power of nanomedicine

A chemical engineer in the emerging field of nanomedicine, Chong Cheng says creating the tools to target tumors with powerful drugs - while bypassing healthy parts of the body - is the first step in achieving a future where cancer patients don?t suffer from the worst side affects of treatments such as chemotherapy.

Posted: Mar 27th, 2008

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Foldable and stretchable, silicon circuits conform to many shapes

Scientists have developed a new form of stretchable silicon integrated circuit that can wrap around complex shapes such as spheres, body parts and aircraft wings, and can operate during stretching, compressing, folding and other types of extreme mechanical deformations, without a reduction in electrical performance.

Posted: Mar 27th, 2008

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