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Watching an object go quantum

Build a pendulum small enough, and it will violate Newton's classical laws of mechanics, following quantum rules instead. Some researchers hope to observe such violations by cooling a tiny wobbling object to very low temperatures.

Posted: Aug 22nd, 2007

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Using DNA to control nanoparticle assembly

Using DNA, the molecule that carries life's genetic instructions, researchers are studying how to control both the speed of nanoparticle assembly and the structure of its resulting nanoclusters.

Posted: Aug 22nd, 2007

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Detergents, eye rinses and other products with an on/off switch

Researchers in Australia have developed a "switchable" detergent with a wide range of potential applications - from a laundry detergent that hardly needs a rinse cycle to a non-irritating eye rinse to increasing the amount of oil that companies can extract from a well.

Posted: Aug 21st, 2007

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Nanowire coating for bone implants, stents

Researchers have found a simple, inexpensive way to create a nanowire coating on the surface of biocompatible titanium that can be used to create more effective surfaces for hip replacement, dental reconstruction and vascular stenting.

Posted: Aug 20th, 2007

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Working toward new energy with electrochemistry

In an effort to develop alternative energy sources such as fuel cells and solar fuel from "artificial" photosynthesis, scientists are taking a detailed look at electrons - the particles that set almost all chemical processes in motion.

Posted: Aug 20th, 2007

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Nanotechnology in British Columbia

Nanotech BC has released the final draft of its Nanotechnology Asset Map. This Map is the most comprehensive view of the nanotechnology community in BC to date.

Posted: Aug 18th, 2007

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