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Chemicals feed hopes and fears

Without their products chemical companies would be praised as ethical leaders. Chemical products are a space for complex and emotional debates where it is hard to register reputation gains. Companies rather manage to do so at the levels of working conditions, impact of production and institutional impact, states a report published today by Geneva-based ethical reputation research firm Covalence - Covalence Chemical Industry Report 2007.

Posted: Mar 13th, 2008

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Pakistan Minister of Health inaugurates international workshop on Nanomedicine

The International Workshop on Nanomedicine organized by OIC Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH), in collaboration with Higher Education Commission of Pakistan was inaugurated by Mr. Ejaz Rahim, the Federal Health Minister of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, on March 13, 2008 at COMSTECH Secretariat building in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Posted: Mar 13th, 2008

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Creation of an optics and extreme vision Scientific Interest Group in France

The group aims to carry out synergetic research in the fields of optics, optronics, microelectronics and associated instrumentation, crowning a long standing collaboration on these subjects. Another objective is to industrially develop the results that have already been obtained within the scope of this collaborative effort.

Posted: Mar 13th, 2008

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European Science Awards honor 'the best that Europe has to offer'

The winners included experts in the mysterious dark energy, a team developing molecular motors, climate experts, medical researchers and an economist. This year the award ceremony featured three prizes: the Descartes Prize for Transnational Collaborative Research, the Marie Curie Excellence Awards and the Science Communication Prize.

Posted: Mar 13th, 2008

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Professor Toh-Ming Lu named fellow of the Materials Research Society

Toh-Ming Lu, the R.P. Baker Distinguished Professor of Physics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been named a lifetime fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS). The MRS has recognized Lu for his contributions to the advancement of materials research, specifically his 'seminal contributions to the fundamental understanding of thin film morphological evolution.'

Posted: Mar 13th, 2008

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Carbon nanotubes outperform copper nanowires as interconnects

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have created a road map that brings academia and the semiconductor industry one step closer to realizing carbon nanotube interconnects, and alleviating the current bottleneck of information flow that is limiting the potential of computer chips in everything from personal computers to portable music players.

Posted: Mar 13th, 2008

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International Summer School on OLED lighting

The European ICT research project OLLA organizes its fourth and last edition of the International Summer School on OLEDs. During this event an international group of top experts will explain and discuss the latest developments and challenges of Organic Light Emitting Diodes, a new and promising lighting technology.

Posted: Mar 13th, 2008

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Stopping and freezing a bullet

The cooling of atoms to near absolute zero has been possible thanks largely to laser-based techniques, but only about 10 percent of elements in the periodic table have the necessary atomic level structure. A new two-step technique promises to cool atoms representing 90 percent of the elements.

Posted: Mar 13th, 2008

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Wellcome Image Awards 2008

Bold, beautiful and groundbreaking, this year's Wellcome Image Awards delve deep into our understanding of modern medicine and science.

Posted: Mar 13th, 2008

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