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Louisiana Tech to host 'Nanotechnology for Louisiana' conference

Louisiana Tech University's College of Engineering and Science will host industry leaders from throughout the region as well as faculty experts from Louisiana Tech at the 'Nanotechnology for Louisiana' conference, November 9 at the Louisiana Tech Shreveport Center in Shreveport.

Posted: Oct 24th, 2012

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New spintronics finding could pave way to faster, smaller electronics

University of California, Davis, researchers for the first time have looked inside gallium manganese arsenide, a type of material known as a "dilute magnetic semiconductor" that could open up an entirely new class of faster, smaller devices based on an emerging field known as spintronics.

Posted: Oct 23rd, 2012

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Assembly of nano-machines mimics human muscle

For the first time, an assembly of thousands of nano-machines capable of producing a coordinated contraction movement extending up to around ten micrometers, like the movements of muscular fibers, has been synthesized by a CNRS team from the Institut Charles Sadron.

Posted: Oct 23rd, 2012

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Nanofibrillar cellulose film to ease performing medical tests

Researchers at Aalto University have succeeded in developing a durable and affordable nanofibrillar cellulose film platform to support medical testing. New environmentally friendly, reliable nanofibrillar cellulose (NFC) platforms are more diverse than plastic films.

Posted: Oct 23rd, 2012

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Infrared absorption boosted by layering sheets of graphene

Studies of the effects of stacking order on graphene are in relative infancy, but recent experiments from scientists working at the National Synchrotron Light Source at Brookhaven National Laboratory have shed light on the chameleonic nature of this material.

Posted: Oct 23rd, 2012

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Quantum computing with recycled particles

A research team from the University of Bristol's Centre for Quantum Photonics (CQP) have brought the reality of a quantum computer one step closer by experimentally demonstrating a technique for significantly reducing the physical resources required for quantum factoring.

Posted: Oct 23rd, 2012

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