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Tiny bubbles clean oil from water

Small amounts of oil leave a fluorescent sheen on polluted water. Oil sheen is hard to remove, even when the water is aerated with ozone or filtered through sand. Now, a University of Utah engineer has developed an inexpensive new method to remove oil sheen by repeatedly pressurizing and depressurizing ozone gas, creating microscopic bubbles that attack the oil so it can be removed by sand filters.

Posted: Nov 16th, 2009

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Cross-country runabouts - immune cells on the move

In order to effectively fight pathogens, even at remote areas of the human body, immune cells have to move quickly and in a flexible manner. Scientists have now deciphered the mechanism that illustrates how these mobile cells move on diverse surfaces.

Posted: Nov 15th, 2009

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NanoSystems Institute at UCLA to host global symposium on nanobiotechnology

The impact of nanotechnology developments on the current state of medicine and their implications for the future will be explored at the third annual Global Symposium on NanoBioTechnology, 'New Directions in NanoHealth: Diagnostics, Therapies, Drug Delivery, NanoSafety' on November 19-20, 2009 at California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA.

Posted: Nov 13th, 2009

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Researchers take the lead out of piezoelectrics

There is good news for the global effort to reduce the amount of lead in the environment and for the growing array of technologies that rely upon the piezoelectric effect. A lead-free alternative to the current crop of piezoelectric materials has been identified by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC), Berkeley.

Posted: Nov 13th, 2009

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Innovationspreis ehrt patentierte Entwicklung nanoelektronischer Bauelemente

Mit dem Innovationspreis des Leibniz-Instituts fuer Polymerforschung Dresden und des Vereins zur Foerderung des IPF werden in diesem Jahr Dr. Anton Kiriy und Dr. Vera Bocharova ausgezeichnet. Sie erhalten den Preis fuer ihre Arbeiten zur Entwicklung von nanoelektronischen Bauelementen auf der Basis von einzelnen Polymermolekuelen.

Posted: Nov 13th, 2009

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