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Imaging the paintings under the paintings of the Old Masters

Speaking at the 241st National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society, an international team of scientists today described use of a new technique to see the paintings under the paintings of Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Rubens, and other 17th Century Old Master painters. The report was among almost two dozen studies presented as part of a symposium on chemistry and art titled "Partnerships and New Analytical Methodologies at the Interface of Chemistry and Art."

Posted: Mar 29th, 2011

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The quest for new materials: Can any insulator become topological?

Researchers at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) and the California Institute of Technology have shown that it may be possible to take a conventional semiconductor and endow it with topological properties without subjecting the material to extreme environmental conditions or fundamentally changing its solid state structure.

Posted: Mar 29th, 2011

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Researchers make first perovskite-based superlens for the infrared

Researchers have fabricated a superlens from perovskite oxides that are simpler and easier to fabricate than metamaterials, and are ideal for capturing light in the mid-infrared range, which opens the door to highly sensitive biomedical detection and imaging. It is also possible that the superlensing effect can be selectively turned on/off, which would open the door to highly dense data writing and storage.

Posted: Mar 29th, 2011

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Publication of the first Swiss Cleantech Report

Environmentally friendly technologies are becoming increasingly important to Switzerland as an economic and research hub. A new study has revealed that Swiss companies in all sectors are investing substantial sums in energy-efficient technologies. What's more, Switzerland would appear to be one of the most innovative countries in the world in this area.

Posted: Mar 29th, 2011

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Growing cells on 3D scaffolds

What is so fascinating about this method is that the cells are able to attach to special micrometre-sized "handles" on the scaffolds and nowhere else. The direct laser writing method used gives the researchers full control over the formation of cell adhesion sites and shape of the cells, which represents a major progress in the field of biomaterial engineering.

Posted: Mar 29th, 2011

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UAlbany NanoCollege presents weeklong series of 'Nano in the Mall' programs for National NanoDays 2011

The growing impact of nanotechnology on society, including the role of nanoscale education, research and development in health care, clean energy, the environment and electronics, is the focus of a "Nano in the Mall" community outreach initiative presented by the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany in conjunction with National NanoDays 2011.

Posted: Mar 28th, 2011

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New ERC initiative helps scientists to bring their research much closer to market

Innovation is high on the EU agenda, and the European Research Council (ERC) is helping secure this target by introducing a new funding initiative called 'Proof of Concept'. Under this new initiative, funded under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), researchers who have already secured ERC grants could receive up to EUR 150,000 each to bring their research much closer to market.

Posted: Mar 28th, 2011

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