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Nanotechnology fabric offers dual defense against pregnancy, HIV

A University of Washington team has developed a versatile platform to simultaneously offer contraception and prevent HIV. Electrically spun cloth with nanometer-sized fibers can dissolve to release drugs, providing a platform for cheap, discrete and reversible protection.

Posted: Nov 30th, 2012

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Powerful x-rays for less

Design improvements enable construction of compact x-ray lasers at ultra-short wavelengths, which can measure individual atoms.

Posted: Nov 30th, 2012

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Density Functional Theory (DFT) for open-shell molecules: Spin calculations

The review paper on the consideration of spin in density functional theory (DFT), published by the scientists Dr. Christoph Jacob from the Center for Functional Nanostructures (CFN) of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and Professor Markus Reiher from ETH Zurich, functions to close a major knowledge gap in theoretical chemistry.

Posted: Nov 29th, 2012

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Participants in the "PLAYnano" discussed society and nanotechnology

The 50 people who participated in society's representation at the "PLAYnano" encounter held at CIC nanoGUNE the past 22 November decanted in favour of nanoscience research, the regulation of its application and dialogue between society and institutions to orientate the technologies.

Posted: Nov 29th, 2012

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Improving nanofabrication with nanodiamond tips

Research conducted by a team that included the University of Pennsylvania's Robert Carpick and Tevis Jacobs has created a new type of nano-tip for thermal processing, which is made entirely out of diamond.

Posted: Nov 28th, 2012

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