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Sunlight generates hydrogen in new porous silicon

Porous silicon manufactured in a bottom up procedure using solar energy can be used to generate hydrogen from water, according to a team of Penn State mechanical engineers, who also see applications for batteries, biosensors and optical electronics as outlets for this new material.

Posted: Apr 10th, 2014

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Science at play: NSF funds university research on nanotechnology ethics, education

ASU undergraduates have the opportunity to enroll in a challenging course this fall, designed to re-introduce the act of play as a problem-solving technique. The course is offered as part of the larger project, Cross-disciplinary Education in Social and Ethical Aspects of Nanotechnology, which received nearly $200,000 from the National Science Foundation?s Nano Undergraduate Education program.

Posted: Apr 10th, 2014

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Creating self-assembling nanoparticle films with a common spray gun

Researchers have developed a simple approach of applying a surface coating of thin, flat nanoplatelets using a common spray gun, such as can be purchased off-the-shelf from an art supply store, to create a surface coating in which nanoplatelets spontaneously self-assemble into 'nano-walls'. The nano-walls act as rigid barriers that prevent oxygen gas from reaching the surface, and are effective at low and high humidity levels.

Posted: Apr 10th, 2014

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Dates for Micro Nano Mems 2014 announced

Micro Nano MEMs 2014 is the UK's must go to showcase for micro, precision, mems and nano manufacturing technologies and will be taking place on the 30th September and 1st October at the NEC in Birmingham.

Posted: Apr 9th, 2014

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