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Nanomaterials in plant protection products and fertilizers

The use of nanomaterials in agriculture could, on the one hand, reduce cost and effort, increase efficiency and lead to more environmentally sound applications. On the other hand, it might also have a negative effect on microorganisms in the soil.

Posted: Nov 2nd, 2012

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How to control the energy transfer between molecules

A team of scientists from the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Twente, the FOM Institute AMOLF in Amsterdam, and the Technical University of Denmark in Lyngby, has settled a long-standing scientific debate whether the energy transfer between two molecules can be controlled via the nearby environment or not. Their research shows that the energy transfer efficiency can indeed be controlled via the nearby environment.

Posted: Nov 1st, 2012

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Titania nanotubes go commercial

Using simple elec­tro­chem­ical methods, Latika Menon's team at Northeastern University devel­oped a mate­rial made of neatly aligned, hollow, titania nan­otubes.

Posted: Nov 1st, 2012

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Nanoscale molecular trap protects the environment

A new type of nanoscale molecular trap makes it possible for industry to store large amounts of hydrogen in small fuel cells or capture, compact and remove volatile radioactive gas from spent nuclear fuel in an affordable, easily commercialized way.

Posted: Nov 1st, 2012

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Canada's first standard on nanotechnologies to help provide for safer workplaces

CSA Group, a leading standards development, testing and certification organization officially announces Canada's first adopted International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard on nanotechnologies. CSA Z12885, Nanotechnologies - Exposure control program for engineered nanomaterials in occupational settings provides guidance for the safe use of nanomaterials in the workplace.

Posted: Nov 1st, 2012

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Taming mavericks: Researchers use synthetic magnetism to control light

Stanford researchers in physics and engineering have demonstrated a device that produces a synthetic magnetism to exert virtual force on photons similar to the effect of magnets on electrons. The advance could yield a new class of nanoscale applications that use light instead of electricity.

Posted: Oct 31st, 2012

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Assembly not required

Researchers from NYU, Harvard, and Dow Chemical create new microparticles that self-assemble like atoms into molecules.

Posted: Oct 31st, 2012

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