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Nobel Laureate underscores importance of investment in basic research

Dr. William Phillips, an Office of Naval Research funded Nobel Prize-winning physicist, delivered the final lecture at ONR's spring distinguished lecture series May 19. Phillips' compelling presentation, titled 'Time, Einstein and the Coolest Stuff,' highlighted the importance of basic research and ONR's legacy of support for innovative scientists.

Posted: May 22nd, 2009

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Nanoethics Postdoc, Notre Dame

The John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values at the University of Notre Dame seeks candidates for a position as a Post-Doctoral Fellow or Research Assistant Professor in the field of Nanotechnology Ethics and Policy.

Posted: May 22nd, 2009

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Understanding properties of materials to make microdevices

Harvard engineering Professor Joost Vlassak today is helping academia and industry catch up in their understanding of how materials employed in critical components for computers and other electronics stand up to a variety of conditions - and helping them use that knowledge to design new components and devices.

Posted: May 22nd, 2009

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Nanotechnologie beim Biotechnologietag

Mit gleich drei Schwerpunkten zeigt der diesjaehrige Saechsische Biotechnologietag das breite Forschungsspektrum der saechsischen Biotechnologie in Leipzig und Dresden auf und unterstreicht die nationale und internationale Bedeutung der Forschung in Sachsen.

Posted: May 22nd, 2009

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Proposal for establishing an Arab Council on Nanotechnology

The expert meeting on ethics of nanotechnologies in the Arab region, organised by Unesco's Cairo and Doha offices, concluded yesterday with participants calling for creation of an Arab council and to make discussion on the topic a part of international political agenda.

Posted: May 22nd, 2009

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New seal for solid oxide fuel cells could speed market availability

Solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) have great potential for stationary and mobile applications. But SOFCs have had a flaw - the integrity of the seals within and between power-producing units. A materials science professor has invented a self-healing seal that will provide strength and long-term stability.

Posted: May 22nd, 2009

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Quick-fix molecular machines

Berkeley Lab researchers have developed simple recipes to whip up 'cage-like' container structures for the creation of complex molecular machines.

Posted: May 22nd, 2009

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Multiferroics - Making a switch the electric way

Berkeley Lab researchers have shown that electric fields can be used as ON/OFF switches in doped multiferroic films, a development that holds promise for future magnetic data storage and spintronic devices.

Posted: May 22nd, 2009

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