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Researchers uncover new catalysis site

A new collaborative study at the University of Virginia details for the first time a new type of catalytic site where oxidation catalysis occurs, shedding new light on the inner workings of the process.

Posted: Aug 4th, 2011

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New bounds in magnetic writing

Researchers demonstrate switching of a perpendicularly magnetized cobalt dot driven by in-plane current injection at room temperature.

Posted: Aug 4th, 2011

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The future of seawater desalination: Energy, technology, and the environment

A new Yale University study argues that seawater desalination should play an important role in helping combat worldwide fresh water shortages once conservation, reuse and other methods have been exhausted. The study also provides insights into how desalination technology can be made more affordable and energy efficient.

Posted: Aug 4th, 2011

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Polymer's hunt for nicotine

Newly synthesized polymer, fitted with molecular pincers of carefully tailored structure, effectively captures nicotine molecules and its analogues. The polymer can be used for fabrication of sensitive and selective chemical sensors to determine nicotine in solutions, and in the near future also in gases. Moreover, the polymer is suitable for slow, controlled release of nicotine, e.g., for therapeutic purposes.

Posted: Aug 4th, 2011

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Thai scientists awarded 2011 Scientist Awards

Dr. Kajornsak Faungnawakij, Head of Nanomaterials for Energy and Catalysis Lab at NANOTEC is one of 4 researchers chosen by the Foundation for the Promotion of Science and Technology under the Patronage of His Majesty the King to receive the 2011 Young Scientist Award.

Posted: Aug 4th, 2011

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Plasma-assisted strategy enables dense doping of nanostructures

Researchers based at the Institute of Intelligent Machines, Chinese Academy of Sciences, are developing a plasma-assisted strategy for densely doping indium to give coral-like SnO2 nanostructures. Gas sensors based on the materials platform exhibit a high response and good selectivity to chlorobenzene.

Posted: Aug 3rd, 2011

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Using gold nanoparticles to diagnose flu in minutes

By coating gold nanoparticles with antibodies that bind to specific strains of the flu virus and then measuring how the particles scatter laser light, the technology can detect influenza in minutes at a cost of only a fraction of a penny per exam.

Posted: Aug 3rd, 2011

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Master your career in nanomedicine

Cranfield's unique Nanomedicine MSc is the first course of its kind within the UK and Europe to bridge the gap between nanotechnology and medicine.

Posted: Aug 3rd, 2011

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NSF award to develop neural implants using graphene

Mark Ming-Cheng Cheng, Ph.D., assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Wayne State University, recently received a five-year, $475,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation to study the potential of graphene, a novel carbon material, in the development of a reliable, high-performance, long-term implantable electrode system to improve quality of life using nanotechnology.

Posted: Aug 3rd, 2011

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