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Nanotechnology goes haute couture

By adding nanoparticles made of pure gold and silver to fine Marino wool, researchers in New Zealand have created a rainbow of unexpected colors intended for high-end, couture fashion designers.

Posted: Jun 13th, 2008

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Quantum rods probe blood-brain barrier

Researchers at the University of Buffalo have used targeted quantum rods both to breach the blood-brain barrier and to study how such constructs move across this largely impermeable barrier.

Posted: Jun 13th, 2008

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Large-scale screening of nanomaterial toxicity and activity

Two researchers working independently of one another have developed new methods for measuring the biological activity of nanomaterials in a highly systematic manner that enable them to draw important insights about nanomaterial biologic activity.

Posted: Jun 13th, 2008

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BMW's (nanotechnology?) shape-shifting car

It seems that reality is catching up with science fiction fast. On TV, the latest Knight Rider series features a car that embraces nanotechnology to change colors and morph into similar car forms temporarily. Yesterday, BMW introduced it's GINA Light Visionary Model.

Posted: Jun 12th, 2008

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