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The magic of science photo competition

In 2008 the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) will celebrate its 200th anniversary. To mark this special occasion the KNAW will organise a number of scientific and festive events on the theme 'the magic of science', including a photography competition.

Posted: Oct 12th, 2007

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Automotive catalytic converters go nano

Mazda Motor Corporation has unveiled a new generation of catalytic converters that use 70 to 90 per cent less of the precious metals which help to purify exhaust emissions.

Posted: Oct 12th, 2007

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Nanoparticle exposures happen, says expert

Expert disputes the claim that the so-called agglomeration of engineered nanomaterials will result in super-sized clusters so large that they cannot penetrate deep inside the body, thereby eliminating the potential for harm.

Posted: Oct 11th, 2007

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DOE publishes update of plan: 'Facilities for the Future of Science: A 20-Year Outlook'

The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science today released a comprehensive update of its landmark 2003 publication, Facilities for the Future of Science: A Twenty-Year Outlook, that shows the agency has made "significant progress" in deploying the scientific facilities and instruments that the United States needs to capture world scientific leadership, extend the frontiers of science and support the Department's missions.

Posted: Oct 11th, 2007

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