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Counting atoms with glass fibre

The Vienna University of Technology is the only research facility in the world, where single atoms can be controllably coupled to the light in ultra-thin fibre glass. Specially prepared light waves interact with very small numbers of atoms, which makes it possible to build detectors that are extremely sensitive to tiny trace amounts of a substance.

Posted: Dec 7th, 2011

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Interactions of nanomaterials with the immune system

A recent review provides an overview of interactions of nonbiodegradable, persistent nanoparticles with the immune system. Particular emphases include key factors that shape such interactions, cell-specific responses, allergy and immune-sensitive respiratory disorders.

Posted: Dec 6th, 2011

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Thailand seeking partnership for natural disaster mitigation at nanotech 2012

The National Center for Nanotechnology (NANOTEC) has decided to use the upcoming nanotech 2012 in Tokyo, Japan as a platform to share, exchange knowledge, and seek business partnership in natural disaster mitigation under the theme "Thailand: Nanotechnology for Natural Disaster Mitigation" from February 15-17 in Tokyo Big Sight.

Posted: Dec 6th, 2011

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Teens claim top prizes in 2011 Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology for designing nanoparticles to fight cancer

The year's highest science honor for high school students was awarded today to biochemistry research on cancer stem cells and an innovative use of gaming technology in the area of leg injuries and prosthetics in the 2011 Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology, America's premier science research competition for high school students.

Posted: Dec 5th, 2011

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Nanoelectronics research lab Imec presents 17 papers at IEDM 2011

With a record number of 17 papers at the IEEE International Electron Device Meeting (IEDM) in Washington (December 5th-7th 2011), imec confirms its leading global position as R+D center solving key challenges of the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) and as technology and process provider for heterogeneous system integration.

Posted: Dec 5th, 2011

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Nanogenerator expert Zhong Lin Wang awarded MRS medal

Wang received a 2011 Materials Research Society Medal Nov. 30th at the organization's fall meeting in Boston. The medal's commendation notes his "seminal contributions in the discovery, controlled synthesis, and fundamental understanding of zinc oxide nanowires and nanobelts, and the design and fabrication of novel, nanowire-based nanosensors, piezotronic devices and nanogenerators for energy harvesting."

Posted: Dec 5th, 2011

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