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Researchers at Leeds mine the 'Terahertz gap'

Research underway at the University of Leeds will provide a completely fresh insight into the workings of nano-scale systems, and enable advances in the development of nano-electronic devices for use in industry, medicine and biotechnology.

Posted: Feb 4th, 2008

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Team develops energy-efficient microchip

Researchers at MIT and Texas Instruments have unveiled a new chip design for portable electronics that can be up to 10 times more energy-efficient than present technology. The design could lead to cell phones, implantable medical devices and sensors that last far longer when running from a battery.

Posted: Feb 4th, 2008

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Nanotechnology from Pisa to Silicon Valley

Three female students from Pisa will present their project on nanotechnology's potential application in the biomedical field to the business community in Silicon Valley, California.

Posted: Feb 3rd, 2008

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University of Illinois professor gets $9.1m commitment for solar cell process

It's not every day you get a call offering you $100,000 - much less a commitment for $9.1 million - but Munir Nayfeh got such a call in August. The University of Illinois physics professor had just published a paper in the journal Applied Physics Letters. The paper explained how an ultrathin layer of nanomaterials could improve the efficiency of solar cells.

Posted: Feb 2nd, 2008

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Is hydrogen for airheads?

As Korea pushes into the so-called hydrogen economy, the nation as a whole could be likened to children in the back seat of the family car, asking their parents over and over as each landmark is passed 'are we there yet.' The answer is not yet - not even close, though milestones are flying by at a faster clip.

Posted: Feb 2nd, 2008

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Organic solar cell as small as the page of a book

Teams of researchers all over the world are working on the development of organic solar cells. The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Freiburg is presenting avenues towards industrial mass production at the world's largest trade fair for nanotechnology, the nano tech 2008 from February 21 through 23 in Tokyo.

Posted: Feb 1st, 2008

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Rounding up gases, nano-style

Chemists unveil new process for capturing and storing gas; potential spin-offs include improvements to greenhouse gas management and fuel cell development.

Posted: Feb 1st, 2008

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TU Delft launches bionanoscience initiative

Over the next decade, TU Delft is set to invest 10 million Euro derived from strategic assets in the new Bionanoscience department, which will form part of the university‚??s successful Kavli Institute of Nanoscience. Last week, the Kavli Foundation also agreed to help support the initiative financially by donating 5 million US$.

Posted: Feb 1st, 2008

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Sketching on silicon

Two different chemical compounds can be used to draw perpendicular molecular lines on the surface of silicon substrates.

Posted: Feb 1st, 2008

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