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Consumer Safety Groups file first lawsuit on risks of nanotechnology

Concerned by the growing body of scientific reports cautioning against the unregulated use of nanotechnology in consumer products, a coalition of nonprofit consumer safety and environmental groups sued the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today. The case is the first lawsuit over the health and environmental risks of nanotechnology and nanomaterials.

Posted: Dec 21st, 2011

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Killing cancer cells with plasmonic nanocrosses

Researchers have developed gold plasmonic nanocrosses that are particularly suited to eliminating cancer cells in cancer therapy. The team demonstrated the usefulness of these nanocrosses by using them to kill human lung cancer cells.

Posted: Dec 21st, 2011

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Seven things you may not know about catalysis

Catalysts are one of those things that few people think much about, beyond perhaps in high school chemistry, but they make the world tick. Almost everything in your daily life depends on catalysts: cars, Post-It notes, laundry detergent, beer.

Posted: Dec 20th, 2011

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Fastest X-ray images of protein nanocrystals

An international research team headed by DESY scientists from the Center for Free-Electron Laser Science (CFEL) in Hamburg, Germany, has recorded the shortest X-ray exposure of a protein crystal ever achieved. The incredible brief exposure time of 0.000 000 000 000 03 seconds (30 femtoseconds) opens up new possibilities for imaging molecular processes with X-rays.

Posted: Dec 20th, 2011

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CNST releases inaugural version of nano@illinois research faculty handbook

The Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) released the inaugural version of the nano@illinois Research Faculty Handbook, featuring information on more than 150 U of I nanotechnology researchers and collaborators and also highlights some of the leading micro and nanotechnology laboratories and federally-funded multidisciplinary centers.

Posted: Dec 20th, 2011

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Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2011 for electronics made of plastic

The "Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2011" was won by a team comprising existing and former Fraunhofer researchers. Professor Karl Leo, Dr. Jan Blochwitz-Nimoth and Dr. Martin Pfeiffer were honored for their pioneering achievements in the field of organic electronics.

Posted: Dec 20th, 2011

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