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Electronics without current: Researching the future of nanoelectronics

The Academy of Finland has granted 1.6 million euros to a consortium based at Tampere University of Technology (TUT) under the "Programmable Materials" funding scheme. The project runs from 1 September 2012 to 31 August 2016 and is entitled "Photonically Addressed Zero Current Logic through Nano-Assembly of Functionalised Nanoparticles to Quantum Dot Cellular Automata" ( PhotonicQCA).

Posted: Sep 12th, 2012

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Quantum stress in nanofilms

Electrons confined in an aluminium film of a few atomic layers thick create mechanical stress equivalent to one thousandth of standard atmospheric pressures.

Posted: Sep 12th, 2012

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FachDialog 3: Nachhaltigkeit von Nanotechnologien - green nano

Der 3. FachDialog stand unter dem Thema Funktionen, Rollen, Adressaten und Inhalte von Leitbildern für die Nachhaltigkeit von Nanotechnologien. Vorträge und Diskussionen eröffneten vielfältige Perspektiven auf die Dimensionen der Nachhaltigkeit und die diesbezüglichen Diskurse im Kontext der Entwicklung von Nanotechnologien.

Posted: Sep 12th, 2012

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Nanoparticle QR code as banknote security feature (w/video)

An invisible quick response (QR) code has been created by researchers in an attempt to increase security on printed documents and reduce the possibility of counterfeiting, a problem which costs governments and private industries billions of pounds each year.

Posted: Sep 12th, 2012

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Molecular beacons light up stem cell transformation

In a new study, Brown University researchers demonstrate a new tool for visually tracking in real-time the transformation of a living population of stem cells into cells of a specific tissue. The 'molecular beacons', which could advance tissue engineering research, light up when certain genes are expressed and don't interfere with the development or operation of the stem cells.

Posted: Sep 11th, 2012

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Sliding metals show fluidlike behavior, new clues to wear

Researchers have discovered a swirling, fluidlike behavior in a solid piece of metal sliding over another, providing new insights into the mechanisms of wear and generation of machined surfaces that could help improve the durability of metal parts.

Posted: Sep 11th, 2012

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