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Carbon fibers for nuclear reactor safety

Carbon fibers that are only one-tenth the size of a human hair, but three times stronger than steel, may hold up to the intense heat and radiation of next generation nuclear power generators, providing a safety mechanism.

Posted: Dec 10th, 2007

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Chemists make fullerene necklace

Spanish scientists have strung fullerene buckyballs together to produce a polymer with unique electronic properties. The creation of these polymers, which resemble a string of pearls, has demonstrated a new approach to designing novel materials.

Posted: Dec 8th, 2007

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Program prepares for increasing nanotechnology worker demand

Job seekers in Oklahoma currently cannot find any ads or postings for companies seeking nanotechnology technicians, said Sheryl Hale, manager, innovative programs, research and development at the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education.

Posted: Dec 7th, 2007

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MSU nanotechnology research nets Nano 50 Award

A new nanotechnology material developed at Michigan State University has enabled XG Sciences Inc., a startup company headquartered in East Lansing, to be named a winner in the third annual Nanotech Briefs Nano 50 Awards program.

Posted: Dec 7th, 2007

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