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The effectiveness of N95 respirator filters against nanoparticles

A new research published by the IRSST (Quebec Occupational Health and Safety Research Institute) developed a method for characterizing respirator and ventilation system filters at different air flow rates. This method could also apply to the evaluation of the effectiveness of porous protective clothing.

Posted: Nov 21st, 2012

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Capturing living cells in micro pyramids

A field full of pyramids, but on a micro scale. Each of the pyramids hides a living cell. Thanks to 3D micro- and nanoscale fabrication, promising new applications can be found. One of them is applying the micro pyramids for cell research.

Posted: Nov 21st, 2012

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Nanotechnology flower power to purge poison and produce platinum

A consortium of researchers are to embark on a programme called "Cleaning Land for Wealth", that will use a common class of flower to restore poisoned soils while at the same time producing perfectly sized and shaped nano sized platinum and arsenic nanoparticles for use in catalytic convertors, cancer treatments and a range of other applications.

Posted: Nov 21st, 2012

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Design your nano superhero

CRANN and Science Gallery have announced their new national nanoscience competition for schools- this year they want you to design your very own nano superhero.

Posted: Nov 21st, 2012

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Synthetic membrane channels built with DNA nanotechnology

Researchers have shown that synthetic membrane channels can be constructed through DNA nanotechnology. This technique employs DNA molecules as programmable building materials for custom-designed, self-assembling, nanometer-scale structures.

Posted: Nov 20th, 2012

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