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Free online workshop on nanotechnology and photovoltaics - last call

Currently the world's fastest growing energy technology, photovoltaic production is increasing by roughly 50% each year. Find out more about current developments, network with other researchers and share research interests in a free online workshop on 'Nanotechnology and Photovoltaics' organized by the ICPC Nanonet project on Friday April 16 from 12.45-15.15 GMT (13.45-16.15 BST).

Posted: Apr 8th, 2010

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New test system investigates how dangerous air pollutants really are

How severely do smog, diesel exhaust and secondhand smoke damage the lungs? What do pollen or nanoparticles trigger when they infiltrate the human body through inhaling? At this year's BIO Convention in Chicago from May 3 to 6, Fraunhofer researchers will present a new test system that can be used to investigate these questions.

Posted: Apr 8th, 2010

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Initiative to desalinate seawater using nanomembranes and solar energy

IBM and the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Saudi Arabia's national research and development organization, today announced a research collaboration aimed at creating a water desalination plant powered by solar electricity, which could significantly reduce water and energy costs.

Posted: Apr 8th, 2010

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Jenseits des Quantenlimits

Einem Forschungsteam der Universitaet Basel, der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet Muenchen und des Max-Planck-Instituts fuer Quantenoptik in Garching sowie der Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris ist es erstmals gelungen, verschraenkte Zustaende von Atomen auf einem Mikrochip zu erzeugen.

Posted: Apr 7th, 2010

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Wie Nanopartikel Fullerenschichten durchdringen

Physiker haben Nanopartikel auf einen Film aus kugelfoermigen C60-Kohlenstoffmolekuelen aufgebracht und festgestellt, dass diese bei Raumtemperatur einen einlagigen Film durchdringen koennen, einen zweilagigen Film jedoch nicht.

Posted: Apr 7th, 2010

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International team discovers element 117

An international team of scientists from Russia and the United States, including two Department of Energy national laboratories and two universities, has discovered the newest superheavy element, element 117.

Posted: Apr 7th, 2010

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