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Collaboration to develop the next generation of thermoelectric materials

Scientists at RTI are teaming up with several leading universities and a major aerospace company to develop the next generation of thermoelectric materials - revolutionary technologies that can efficiently convert heat differentials or waste heat into electrical energy for a wide range of applications.

Posted: Oct 1st, 2008

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Nanotechnology 'Safety for Success' dialog

The Directorate-General for Health and Consumers of the European Commission is organizing the 2nd Annual Nanotechnology "Safety for Success" Dialogue Workshop on Thursday, 2nd and Friday, 3rd October 2008.

Posted: Sep 30th, 2008

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When nanoparticles seep right through skin

Scientists are finding that particles that are barely there - tiny objects known as nanoparticles that have found a home in electronics, food containers, sunscreens, and a variety of applications - can breech our most personal protective barrier: The skin.

Posted: Sep 30th, 2008

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Micro honeycomb materials enables aircraft noise reduction

Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) are turning to innovative materials that make possible a new approach to the physics of noise reduction. They have found that honeycomb-like structures composed of many tiny tubes or channels can reduce sound more effectively than conventional methods.

Posted: Sep 29th, 2008

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