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Atomic force microscope may harness big energy from small spores

The U.S. Department of Energy is supporting research to study the force from the unfolding wrinkles in spores and to build new types of materials by assembling the spores into larger structures. The work may eventually lead to the development of a battery that can use energy from spores.

Posted: Jan 30th, 2013

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A new genre of 'intelligent' nanomotors

Enzymes, workhorse molecules of life that underpin almost every biological process, may have a new role as "intelligent" micro- and nanomotors with applications in medicine, engineering and other fields.

Posted: Jan 30th, 2013

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REACH - Besser informiert über Nanomaterialien?

Das Öko-Institut empfiehlt, die Registrierungs- und Prüfanforderungen in den europäischen Chemikalienverordnungen REACH und CLP anzupassen, um den Besonderheiten von Nanomaterialien gerecht zu werden.

Posted: Jan 30th, 2013

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Nanotechnology in Canada - companies, research, and degree programs

Canada offers world-class R+D infrastructure, a highly skilled and educated workforce, a wide array of government funding programs in support of nanotechnologies, a growing number of companies involved in nanotechnologies, and government commitment to the responsible development and application of nanotechnologies.

Posted: Jan 29th, 2013

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Visualizing the structures of molecules

Hitoshi Goto, associate professor in Toyohashi Tech's Department of Computer Science and Engineering, has helped develop and his lab is using original software-based tools to better understand a variety of physical, chemical, and biological phenomena at the molecular level.

Posted: Jan 29th, 2013

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Chemical imaging microscope provides new view of a common catalyst

Neither smooth nor disordered, gamma-alumina nanoparticles are corrugated with tiny pores inside, according to scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Using a powerful transmission electron microscope, the team obtained ultrahigh-resolution images and chemical data about the particle's surface.

Posted: Jan 29th, 2013

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