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EU and Russia strengthen scientific ties in nanotechnology, health, and new materials

Scientific ties between Russia and the European Union look set to become much tighter in the years to come, according to a joint statement of the EU-Russia Permanent Partnership Council and Research, which met for the first time on May 26. On the cards are a set of coordinated calls for co-funded projects in the area of health, and nanotechnologies and new materials.

Posted: May 27th, 2008

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How buckyballs hurt cells

Curious soccer ball-shaped molecules able to invade cell membranes, according to new study of carbon-60 toxicity.

Posted: May 27th, 2008

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Bewegung im Nanokosmos

Forschern von der Universitaet Hamburg mit Hilfe eines Rasterkraftmikroskops die Bewegung von Molekuelen, die in anderen groesseren Molekuelen eingesperrt sind, zu messen und zu kontrollieren.

Posted: May 27th, 2008

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Chemists create cancer-detecting nanoparticles

Brown University chemist Shouheng Sun and a team of researchers have created the smallest magnetic nanoparticles to date that can be employed on such seek-and-find missions. With a thinner coating, the particles also emit a stronger signal for the MRI to detect.

Posted: May 27th, 2008

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Scientists create new nanotube structures

Dr. Ernesto Joselevich, together with Ph.D. student Ariel Ismach and former M.Sc. student Noam Geblinger of the Weizmann Institute?s Materials and Interfaces Department, are developing techniques to coax carbon nanotubes to self-assemble into ordered structures - essentially making the nanotubes do the hard work for them.

Posted: May 27th, 2008

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Researchers demonstrate 'avalanche effect' in solar cells

Researchers at TU Delft and the FOM Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter have found irrefutable proof that the so-called avalanche effect by electrons occurs in specific, very small semiconducting crystals. This physical effect could pave the way for cheap, high-output solar cells.

Posted: May 26th, 2008

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Jisso forum draws technologists, academics

Sponsored by the Jisso International Council and IPC, the two-day seminar highlighted the advancements in packaging and interconnect technology, as well as issues facing technologists everywhere - i.e., environmental regulations.

Posted: May 26th, 2008

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Internationales Symposium am IPHT Jena: DNA-Maschinen fuer die Zukunft

Rund 70 ausgesuchte Wissenschaftler von Weltrang hat Dr. Wolfgang Fritzsche am Institut fuer Photonische Technologien (IPHT) in Jena ab dem 29. Mai 2008 zu Gast. Bereits zum neunten Mal findet das Internationale Symposium zur Nanobiotechnologie statt, diesmal unter dem Thema 'DNA-Based Nanodevices'.

Posted: May 26th, 2008

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Russian-Chinese hi-tech cooperation is priority - Russian president Medvedev

Russia views hi-tech industries, including civil aircraft building, nuclear energy, space, information and nanotechnologies, as priorities of developing trade and economic cooperation with China, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev told a joint press conference with Chinese President Hu Jintao in Beijing on Friday.

Posted: May 26th, 2008

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Nanotechnology meets acupuncture

From the wonderful world of the world wide web, here is this week's Slow News Friday story: 'Revolutionary Healing Nanotechnology' that looks like a stone. Actually, it is a stone.

Posted: May 24th, 2008

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