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Multifunctional nanoparticle enables new biological imaging technique

Spotting a single cancerous cell that has broken free from a tumor and is traveling through the bloodstream to colonize a new organ might seem like finding a needle in a haystack. But a new imaging technique from the University of Washington is a first step toward making this possible.

Posted: Jul 27th, 2010

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Location-based security is ensured by using quantum mechanics

A research group led by computer scientists at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has proved that cryptography - the practice and study of hiding information - that is based solely on physical location is possible by using quantum mechanics.

Posted: Jul 27th, 2010

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National Nanotechnology Initiative at ten: Nanotechnology Innovation Summit

The Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI), in cooperation with the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO), announced today a National Nanotechnology Innovation Summit to mark the 10th anniversary of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) to be held December 8-10, 2010 at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD.

Posted: Jul 26th, 2010

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California team to receive up to $122 million for energy innovation hub to develop method to produce fuels from sunlight

As part of a broad effort to achieve breakthrough innovations in energy production, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman today announced an award of up to $122 million over five years to a multidisciplinary team of top scientists to establish an Energy Innovation Hub aimed at developing revolutionary methods to generate fuels directly from sunlight.

Posted: Jul 24th, 2010

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