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Low-cost, hybrid thermoelectrics

Scientists at the Berkeley Lab constructed a nanoscale composite thermoelectric material by wrapping a polymer that conducts electricity around a nanorod of tellurium - a metal coupled with cadmium in today's most cost-effective solar cells. This composite material is easily spin cast or printed into a film from a water-based solution.

Posted: Nov 5th, 2010

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Nanomedicine drug hits brain tumor

Employing new drug-engineering technology, a research team has created a 'nanobioconjugate' drug that may be given by intravenous injection and carried in the blood to target a brain tumor. It is engineered to specifically permeate the tumor cell wall, entering endosomes, mobile compartments within cells.

Posted: Nov 5th, 2010

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ERC Advanced Grant for nanolaboratory at TU Delft

Professor Henny Zandbergen has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant of 2.5 million euros for his research into improved microscopic technologies. The technologies enable Professor Zandbergen to visualise extremely small structures, such as semiconductor nanowires, all the way down to atomic level.

Posted: Nov 5th, 2010

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Breakthrough in precision gene surgery through photonic manipulation of light-activated nano-scissors

A cross-disciplinary Small Medicine and Advanced Research Translation (SMART) team led by Prof. Dar-Bin Shieh of Institute of Oral Medicine in Medical College at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Tainan, Taiwan, has announced a breakthrough in the precision in-cell gene scission at pre-designed sequence sites using Artificial Targeting Light Activated Nano Scissors (ATLANS) and a custom build photonic device.

Posted: Nov 5th, 2010

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Charles Babbage grant establishes nanoelectronics and computing research laboratory

San Francisco State University (SF State) is the latest university to receive the Charles Babbage Grant from Synopsys. Through the grant, the School of Engineering received licenses of Synopsys' comprehensive electronic design automation (EDA) software and intellectual property, along with curriculum support and professor training. The grant also enabled the creation of a new Nanoelectronics and Computing Research Laboratory (NeCRL) by providing a new server and compute hardware for students.

Posted: Nov 4th, 2010

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Texas Center for Cancer Nanomedicine targets two tough cancers

A $16-million, five-year grant by the National Cancer Institute's nanomedicine initiative blends the expertise of five research institutions to focus an array of innovative nanotechnologies on improving the outcome of patients with ovarian or pancreatic cancers.

Posted: Nov 4th, 2010

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