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Cancer research using nanotechnology and laser therapy earns NSF CAREER award

Preliminary research on cancer treatments using nanotechnology and laser therapy has led to a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award for Marissa Nichole Rylander, Virginia Tech assistant professor jointly appointed in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Virginia Tech - Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences (SBES)

Posted: Mar 30th, 2010

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Keynote speech 'Risk Management of Nanotechnology'

Professor Gary Marchant, Executive Director of the Center for Law, Science and Innovation at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, will deliver a keynote speech on Tuesday, March 30, at a national nanotechnology conference in Arlington, Va.

Posted: Mar 29th, 2010

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Model predicts and describes how materials break

For the first time ever, a study of this new mathematical model has managed to describe the fracture process for materials such as glass, polymers, concrete, ceramics, metals, rocks, and even certain geological fractures.

Posted: Mar 29th, 2010

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Inaugural issue of Nanotech Insights

The inaugural issue of Nanotech Insights, a quarterly newsletter dedicated to the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology, is now available online on the CKMNT website.

Posted: Mar 27th, 2010

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New dyes for optical nanoscopy

In the Max Planck Institute for NanoBiophotonics in Goettingen, Stefan Hell has developed fluorescence microscopy methods for observing objects on the nanoscale and with his colleagues Vladimir Belov and Christian Eggeling a new series of photostable dyes that can be used as fluorescent markers has been realised.

Posted: Mar 26th, 2010

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