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Commercializing graphene - assumptions and realities

A recent interview with Clive Rowland (CEO of the University of Manchester;s Innovation Group) addresses the assumptions about the University's approach and reflects more generally about graphene patenting and about industry up-take of graphene.

Posted: Feb 18th, 2013

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World Economic Forum identifies top 10 emerging technologies for 2013

New challenges need new technologies to tackle them. Here, the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies identifies the top 10 most promising technology trends that can help to deliver sustainable growth in decades to come as global population and material demands on the environment continue to grow rapidly. These are technologies that the Council considers have made development breakthroughs and are nearing large-scale deployment.

Posted: Feb 18th, 2013

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Using plasma as a tool for producing nanoparticles

Scientists at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory have launched a new effort to apply expertise in plasma to study and optimize the use of the hot, electrically charged gas as a tool for producing nanoparticles.

Posted: Feb 17th, 2013

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X-ray imaging on the attosecond timescale

The attosecond timescale is where you must go to study the electron action that is the starting point of all of chemistry. Not surprisingly, chemists are most eager to explore it with X-rays, the region of the electromagnetic spectrum that can probe the core electrons of atoms, the electrons that uniquely identify atomic species.

Posted: Feb 17th, 2013

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