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'Nano 2012' program is underway with 2.3 bilion euro funding

Nano 2012 is a cooperation program which aims to boost the technological lead and competitive position of the Grenoble area in the changing conditions of the global semiconductor industry and consolidate its leadership position in the development of (32 and 22 nm) CMOS technologies and derivative technologies for system-on-chips.

Posted: Jun 25th, 2009

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UAlbany NanoCollege in line to receive further federal funding

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Senate Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies have approved the FY10 Appropriations Bill which includes $500,000 for the University at Albany's College of Nanoscience and Engineering.

Posted: Jun 25th, 2009

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Durchsichtige Graphen-Elektroden - ein Fenster für die Sonnenenergie

Graphen, ein zweidimensionaler Kristall, leitet Elektrizität und damit Wärme erstaunlich gut und gilt deshalb als vielversprechendes Material für immer kleiner werdende Elektronikkomponenten und für die Optoelektronik, die Information mit einer Kombination der herkömmlichen Elektronik und Licht verarbeitet.

Posted: Jun 25th, 2009

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ETH professor Nenad Ban awarded first Max Rössler Prize

Nenad Ban from the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biophysics has become the first person to win the Max Rössler Prize. The ETH Zurich professor won the award and 200,000 Swiss francs in prize money for his outstanding teaching and research in the field of molecular structural biology.

Posted: Jun 25th, 2009

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Virus filters for medical diagnosis

While developing new types of micropumps without movable parts, scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT came across an unexpected phenomenon: stable turbulence structures formed in the microscale pump channels. The nano- and microparticles actually intended to verify the pump effect accumulated in large quantities in the channels.

Posted: Jun 25th, 2009

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Explosive embossing for structuring of metal surfaces

Product piracy causes billions worth of damage worldwide. A combination of visible and invisible copy protection is really effective against this. Explosive embossing is an economical procedure and can be used for mass-produced goods.

Posted: Jun 25th, 2009

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Streaming sand grains help define essence of a liquid

Water forms droplets because attractive interactions between molecules produce surface tension. If macroscopic objects - say, grains of sand - replace the molecules, the relative strength of this attraction would dramatically drop. What vestiges of liquid behavior remain in such ultra-low surface tension limit?

Posted: Jun 24th, 2009

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Salt block unexpectedly stretches

To stretch a supply of salt generally means using it sparingly. But researchers from Sandia National Laboratories and the University of Pittsburgh were startled when they found they had made the solid actually physically stretch.

Posted: Jun 24th, 2009

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