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New ultra-clean nanowires have great potential

New ultra-clean nanowires produced at the Nano-Science Center, University of Copenhagen will have a central role in the development of new high-efficiency solar cells and electronics on a nanometer scale.

Posted: Nov 10th, 2010

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EU-funded team in quantum success story

Quantum communication networks are high on Europe's agenda, with particular focus being given to quantum memory or information storage. Meeting the challenge head on to make such information accessible to users is a team of scientists from Denmark who used two 'entangled' light beams to store quantum information.

Posted: Nov 10th, 2010

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Stem cells: Brighten up

A fluorescent probe that selectively highlights embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells is now available.

Posted: Nov 10th, 2010

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TIP seeks comments on potential funding areas and solicits suggestions for future competitions

In two Federal Register notices, the Technology Innovation Program (TIP) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) asks for public comments on six NIST-prepared white papers outlining potential areas for research grants and, separately, requests detailed suggestions of critical national needs and associated technical needs for future TIP funding competitions.

Posted: Nov 9th, 2010

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AFM positioning: Shining light on a needle in a haystack

The researchers characterize their new technique as a neat solution to the 'needle in a haystack' problem of nanoscale microscopy, but it's more like the difference between finding the coffee table in a darkened room either by walking around until you fall over it, or using a flashlight.

Posted: Nov 9th, 2010

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NCI $4 million grant supports cancer nanotechnology partnership between University of New Mexico and Sandia Labs

The National Cancer Institute recently announced two five-year awards totaling nearly $4 million for a partnership between the University of New Mexico Cancer Center and Sandia National Laboratories. One $1.95 million grant will fund the creation of a joint Cancer Nanotechnology Platform Partnership, and another $1.8 million grant will pay for a new Cancer Nanotechnology Training Center to train a new generation of multidisciplinary scientists.

Posted: Nov 9th, 2010

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