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Riyadh University initiates program on nanotechnology

Dr. Mohammed Nashai, a renowned nanotechnologist from Egypt, has been appointed dean of King Abdullah Institute for Nanotechnology (KAIN), which will be up and running at King Saud University's Department of Physics here in six months.

Posted: Feb 8th, 2008

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Pittcon to showcase latest innovations in diverse industries

Pittcon 2008, the 59th annual Pittsburgh Conference and Exposition on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy, will feature 55 symposia, 118 short courses, 115 oral sessions, 80 poster sessions, 14 new product forums and 10 workshops on the latest innovations and technical developments in analytical chemistry and applied spectroscopy. It will take place March 2-7 in New Orleans.

Posted: Feb 8th, 2008

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Nanotechnology: What about investing in it?

Bob Pisani over at the CNBC website has an article about investing in nanotechnology that basically is about the announcement of a new research firm covering the nanotechnology space - iNano Capital Advisors.

Posted: Feb 8th, 2008

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New membranes design will improve carbon dioxide capture

A new type of membrane has been internationally patented by researchers at The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. The membrane is made from a plastic material that has been structured by means of nano technology. It catches CO2 while other waste gases pass freely.

Posted: Feb 8th, 2008

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Russian laser aids in defining nanoparticles

Russian scientists have created a device that determines micro- and nano-particle size using a laser technology that claims to be more accurate than methods currently used in the laboratory and could find a role in pharmaceutical quality control.

Posted: Feb 8th, 2008

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Organic retailer launches nanotechnology info campaign

Less than a month after UK organic certifier The Soil Association banned nanoparticles in beauty products bearing its label, French online organic retailer Mademoiselle Bio is launching an information campaign on nanoparticles for the products available on its e-commerce site.

Posted: Feb 8th, 2008

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