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Nanotechnologist receives Buck-Whitney Award

Stanislaus S. Wong, a scientist with a joint appointment at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University, has won the Buck-Whitney Award from the American Chemical Society (ACS) Eastern New York Section.

Posted: Nov 20th, 2009

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Polymer mit Honigwabenstruktur

Physikern der Empa ist es zusammen mit Chemikern des Max-Planck-Instituts fuer Polymerforschung nun erstmals gelungen, ein graphenaehnliches Polymer mit atomarer Genauigkeit zu synthetisieren.

Posted: Nov 20th, 2009

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An atomic-level look at an HIV accomplice

Scientists at the University of Michigan have determined the atomic-level, three-dimensional structure of a SEVI precursor known as PAP248-286 and discovered how it damages cell membranes to make them more vulnerable to infection with HIV.

Posted: Nov 19th, 2009

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Damping of acoustic vibrations in gold nanoparticles

Vibrations in nanostructures offer applications in molecular-scale biological sensing and ultrasensitive mass detection. To approach single-atom sensing, it is necessary to reduce the dimensions of the structures to the nanometer scale while preserving long-lived vibrations.

Posted: Nov 19th, 2009

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Asylum Research announces grant offering for its band excitation technique

Asylum Research, the technology leader in Scanning Probe and Atomic Force Microscopy (SPM/AFM), has announced a new grant program for early adopters to explore the capabilities and applications of the unique new Band Excitation technique. Existing or new Asylum AFM users are encouraged to apply for grants valued at up to $50,000 USD.

Posted: Nov 19th, 2009

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Nanotube defects equal better energy and storage systems

Most people would like to be able to charge their cell phones and other personal electronics quickly and not too often. A recent discovery made by UC San Diego engineers could lead to carbon nanotube-based supercapacitors that could do just this.

Posted: Nov 19th, 2009

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Atomic-level snapshot catches protein motor in action

The atomic-level action of a remarkable class of ring-shaped protein motors has been uncovered by researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) using a state-of-the-art protein crystallography beamline at the Advanced Light Source

Posted: Nov 19th, 2009

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Toshiba develops molecular photoresist technology for EUV lithography

Toshiba Corporation has announced that it has developed a high resolution photoresist (photo-sensitive film) essential for future application of EUV (extreme ultraviolet) lithography in semiconductor fabrication, and proved its viability with the world's first 20nm-scale generation process technology.

Posted: Nov 19th, 2009

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NIEHS grants to focus more research on health and safety of nanomaterials

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, is increasing its investment in understanding the potential health, safety and environmental issues related to tiny particles that are used in many everyday products such as sunscreens, cosmetics and electronics.

Posted: Nov 19th, 2009

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Swedish nanotechnology policies studied by RUSNANO

A RUSNANO delegation headed by CEO Anatoly Chubais will visit Sweden on November 19-20, 2009 to study the support that government offers for innovative developments, share with Sweden's business and scientific communities the goals and principles that guide RUSNANO's activities and discuss opportunities to collaborate in commercialization of nanotechnologies with their Swedish counterparts.

Posted: Nov 19th, 2009

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