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Modeling the chemical reactions of nanoparticles

For the past several years, scientists at the Brookhaven National Laboratory have been experimenting with new methods for preparing nanoparticles on metal supports, with the aim of creating model catalyst systems to better study the special reactivity of nano-sized catalyst particles.

Posted: Mar 27th, 2006

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First images of flowing nano ripples

Researchers have shed new light on the formation of nanoscale surface features, such as nano ripples. These features are important because they could be useful as templates for growing other nanostructures.

Posted: Mar 21st, 2006

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Device monitors airborne nanoparticles

With a deep interest in the effects of air pollution on human health and global climate change, a University of Delaware researcher has developed a nanoaerosol mass spectrometer that can characterize microscopic airborne particles.

Posted: Mar 21st, 2006

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A new report on Nanotechnology and Regulation released

A report by the Innovation Society in Switzerland summarizes the first results of the platform Nano-Regulation and provides recommendations for further steps towards a sustainable regulatory framework for nanotechnologies and nanosciences.

Posted: Mar 20th, 2006

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Nanoliposome delivers anticancer drug to brain tumors

Using a nanoscale, drug-loaded liposome and a pressure-driven drug administration technique known as convection-enhanced delivery, researchers have developed an efficient method of getting anticancer drugs into the brain and keeping them there.

Posted: Mar 20th, 2006

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Tiny bubbles in nanofilms

A group of theoretical physicists at the University of Arkansas/ has demonstrated that under applied voltages, thin films composed of technologically important ferroelectric materials form nanobubbles, which have the potential to become a way to store lots of information in a tiny space.

Posted: Mar 17th, 2006

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Artificial Muscles Powered by Highly Energetic Fuels

University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) nanotechnologists have made alcohol- and hydrogen-powered artificial muscles that are 100 times stronger than natural muscles, able to do 100 times greater work per cycle and produce, at reduced strengths, larger contractions than natural muscles.

Posted: Mar 16th, 2006

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