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Quantum fractals at the border of magnetism

U.S., German and Austrian physicists studying the perplexing class of materials that includes high-temperature superconductors are reporting this week the unexpected discovery of a simple 'scaling' behavior in the electronic excitations measured in a related material.

Posted: Jul 28th, 2010

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Program for Nanofiber Conference announced

At Nanofibers for the Third Millennium, held from August 30 - September 1 in Raleigh, NC, world leaders in nanofibers will gather to discuss the state of fiber formation as a science and as a corner stone for new nonwovens and technical-textile enabled products.

Posted: Jul 28th, 2010

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Nanotechnology for water purification

Writing in the International Journal of Nuclear Desalination, researchers at the D.J. Sanghvi College of Engineering, in Mumbai, India, explain that there are several nanotechnology approaches to water purification currently being investigated and some already in use.

Posted: Jul 28th, 2010

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Laboratory in microdrops

Even tens of thousands of chemical and biochemical experiments may be conducted daily with the use of a microflow system of the size of a credit card, developed in the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The device has already been tested in research on the effectiveness of antibiotic mixtures.

Posted: Jul 28th, 2010

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Plastics-based electronics

Light-emitting or energy-converting, intelligent and flexible: customers are eagerly awaiting the products of the future, prototypes of which will be on show during K 2010, the world's leading plastics and rubber trade fair, to be held in Dusseldorf from 27 October to 3 November.

Posted: Jul 28th, 2010

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Quantenphysik trifft Materialphysik

Eine Forschungsgruppe um Georg Kresse, Professor fuer Computational Quantum Mechanics an der Universitaet Wien, hat eine neuartige Methode zur Beschreibung der Wechselwirkung zwischen Elektronen entwickelt.

Posted: Jul 28th, 2010

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Cheaper substrates made of oxide materials

Imagine building cheaper electronics on a variety of substrates - materials like plastic, paper, or fabric. Researchers at Taiwan's National Chiao Tung University have made a discovery that opens this door, allowing them to build electronic components like diodes on many different substrates.

Posted: Jul 27th, 2010

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Postdoctoral research awards will recognize entrepreneurship excellence

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the National Postdoctoral Association have announced the call for nominations for the 2011 Kauffman Foundation Outstanding Postdoctoral Entrepreneur and Emerging Postdoctoral Entrepreneur awards, which recognize exceptional postdocs who are working to commercialize research.

Posted: Jul 27th, 2010

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