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Material scientist wins competition for best nanotechnology photo

By using lasers to help grow nanotubes on a silicon plate, the researchers have created structures that, when viewed under a scanning electron microscope, resemble a jellyfish in the ocean. This image was recently awarded first prize in the national photo competition "Making Nano Visible."

Posted: Oct 4th, 2011

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UK creates GBP 50 million "Graphene Global Research and Technology Hub"

At a visit this morning to the University laboratories where the material's remarkable properties were first demonstrated, the Chancellor laid out his plans for the creation of a Graphene Global Research and Technology Hub to commercialise graphene, part of almost GBP 200m investment into science.

Posted: Oct 3rd, 2011

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Nanoparticles make DNA analysis 1,000 times faster

A University of Arkansas researcher has patented a process that reduces the time it takes to perform DNA analysis from hours to minutes. This development could contribute to many areas of health care and law enforcement, including diagnosing and treating disease, developing and testing new vaccines and forensic identification.

Posted: Oct 3rd, 2011

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