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Cutting-edge startup aims for nano-close shave

A new startup company at UC Davis aims to bring you a better shave through semiconductor manufacturing technology. Nano-Sharp Inc. plans to use silicon wafers to make razor blades and surgical tools far more cheaply than current silicon or ceramic blades.

Posted: Sep 17th, 2012

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First mammalian 'cell phone'

Researchers from ETH Zurich have quite literally created a 'cell phone': they have reprogrammed mammalian cells in such a way that they can 'phone' each other via chemical signals.

Posted: Sep 17th, 2012

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Brighter future for carbon dots

A variety of approaches have been used to make C-dots, but most require coating of the particles with other molecules to achieve useful luminescence. Now, work led by Amita Pathak at the Indian Institute of Technology has produced water-soluble C-dots that selectively emit light across the entire visible range without any surface coating.

Posted: Sep 14th, 2012

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NanoValid project publishes its third newsletter

Main objective of the European NanoValid project is the development of new reference methods and certified reference materials, including methods for characterization, detection/quantification, dispersion control and labelling, as well as hazard identification, exposure and risk assessment of engineered nanomaterials.

Posted: Sep 14th, 2012

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