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The many faces of platinum

Researchers in the US and China have discovered a way to grow multi-faceted nanocrystals of platinum that have much higher catalytic activity than the conventional crystalline forms of the metal.

Posted: May 7th, 2007

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Canadian nanotechnology coin used by spys?

This will make you smile: An odd-looking Canadian coin with a bright red flower was the culprit behind a U.S. Defense Department false espionage warning earlier this year about mysterious coin-like objects with radio frequency transmitters.

Posted: May 7th, 2007

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New platinum nanocrystals boost catalytic activity

A research team has produced a new form of the industrially-important metal platinum: 24-facet nanocrystals whose catalytic activity per unit area can be as much as four times higher than existing commercial platinum catalysts.

Posted: May 3rd, 2007

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Alberta invests C$130-million in nanotechnology

Investing in 'the science of small' will help generate huge returns for Albertans, said Premier Ed Stelmach, unveiling the province's strategy to capture a $20-billion market share of the world's burgeoning nanotechnology market.

Posted: May 2nd, 2007

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Lab-on-a-chip device to speed proteomics research

Future proteomics research should see a substantial acceleration with the development of a new device that provides the first monolithic interface between mass spectrometry and silicon/silica-based microfluidic "lab-on-a-chip" technologies.

Posted: May 2nd, 2007

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