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Nanotechnology device builds electricity from tiny pieces

A team of scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and University of Cambridge has made a significant advance in using nano-devices to create accurate electrical currents. Electrical current is composed of billions and billions of tiny particles called electrons. They have developed an electron pump - a nano-device - which picks these electrons up one at a time and moves them across a barrier, creating a very well-defined electrical current.

Posted: Jul 6th, 2012

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World's fastest camera used to detect rogue cancer cells

An interdisciplinary team of researchers led by Jalali and Dino Di Carlo, a UCLA associate professor of bioengineering, with expertise in optics and high-speed electronics, microfluidics, and biotechnology, has developed a high-throughput flow-through optical microscope with the ability to detect rare cells with sensitivity of one part per million in real time.

Posted: Jul 6th, 2012

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How atomic scale devices are transforming electronics

After more than a decade of research advances, scientists and technologists are learning to measure and manipulate matter to create fundamentally different electronic devices. In a special discussion, three experts recently explored the dynamics making this possible and why these new advances are exciting researchers.

Posted: Jul 5th, 2012

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Launch of organs-on-a-chip

Hundreds of micro-organs mimicked on a chip, with minuscule channels that serve as blood vessels. These devices can raise drug development to a new level and reduce animal testing.

Posted: Jul 5th, 2012

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OECD releases report on Inhalation Toxicity Testing for Nanomaterials

The expert meeting on Inhalation Toxicity Testing for Nanomaterials was held on 19-20 October 2011 in The Hague, hosted by the Netherlands, with the aim of discussing the results of the OECD Sponsorship Programme on this specific topic and addressing issues relevant to inhalation toxicity.

Posted: Jul 4th, 2012

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A new filtration system capable of retaining up to 95% of nanoparticles

The Environmental Unit of the Tecnalia Technology Corporation, the Basque Foundation for Health Innovation and Research (BIOEF) and Fluytec, a company specialising in filtration solutions, have developed a filtration system capable of retaining 95% of nanoparticles thanks to the results of the SIFINA project.

Posted: Jul 4th, 2012

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