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Computer model maps strengths, weaknesses of nanotubes

In theory, carbon nanotubes are 100 times stronger than steel, but in practice, scientists have struggled make nanotubes that live up to those predictions, in part, because there are still many unanswered questions about how nanotubes break and under what conditions.

Posted: Mar 27th, 2006

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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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