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Pressure testing tiny cell samples

A collaboration of French and Canadian researchers have found that sucking a portion of a spherical globule of cells into a tiny pipette provides information about the adhesion between cells and the elastic properties of the tissue. The method is a novel approach for the study of the structural properties of tissues, and should offer insights into processes such as embryonic development, tissue growth and cancer.

Posted: May 25th, 2010

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Scanning electron microscope reveals 'The Scream' in oil shale

This week, during a SEM training session for an existing energy-related customer, JEOL specialists Dr. Natasha Erdman and Tony Laudate were examining the sample of oil shale in the microscope when they came upon this startling image that resembles a skeletal face and looked somewhat familiar to them.

Posted: May 25th, 2010

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Cheaper solar energy due to silicon nanosponges?

Scientists of the research center Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf found a way to replace the amorphous or nanocrystalline silicon in thin film solar cells, which have a low efficiency, by a nanosponge made of silicon. It promises to be a good light absorber while improving the electrical yield of the solar cells.

Posted: May 25th, 2010

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Monitoring protein function in vitro by lipid nanotubes

Dr. Joshua Zimmerberg, senior investigator of the National Institutes of Health, USA visited the Institute of Biophysics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and delivered a lecture at the invitation of IBP director Professor XU Tao.

Posted: May 25th, 2010

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NSF funds $3.7m NanoSIMS imaging system

The National Science Foundation's Major Research and Instrumentation (MRI) Program recently funded a $3.7 million NanoSIMS imaging mass spectrometer for 13 Arizona State University scientists and a large number of collaborators working on diverse topics involving both soft (biological) and hard materials (e.g. minerals).

Posted: May 24th, 2010

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Free online workshop on Nanotechnology for Biomedical Applications - last call for registration

The potential of nanotechnology to support biomedical applications, including techniques for intelligent diagnostics and therapeutics, probing and repairing of individual cells, nano-inspired implants, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, is widely acknowledged. Find out more about current developments, network with other researchers and share research interests in a free online workshop on 'Nanotechnology for Biomedical Applications' organized by the ICPC Nanonet project on Friday May 28th.

Posted: May 24th, 2010

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Antibacterial silver nanoparticles are a blast

Researchers explain how blasting silver nitrate solution with an electron beam can generate nanoparticles that are more effective at killing all kinds of bacteria, including gram-negative species that are not harmed by conventional antibacterial agents.

Posted: May 24th, 2010

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Ultra-secure quantum communications

The risk of sensitive information falling into the wrong hands could be eliminated by a new quantum communication process that delivers unprecedented security.

Posted: May 24th, 2010

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