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Nanotechnology could lead to better thermoelectric materials

Scientists at the Centre for Materials Science and Nanotechnology at the University of Oslo in Norway are collaborating with SINTEF to develop a new environmentally friendly technology called thermoelectricity, which can convert waste heat to electricity.

Posted: Nov 9th, 2011

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Are electron tweezers possible? Apparently so. (w/video)

Not to pick up electrons, but tweezers made of electrons. A recent paper demonstrates that the beams produced by modern electron microscopes can be used not just to look at nanoscale objects, but to move them around, position them and perhaps even assemble them.

Posted: Nov 9th, 2011

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Nanoforscher untersuchen Karies

Forscher der Uni Basel und des Paul Scherrer Instituts konnten im Nanomassstab zeigen, wie sich Karies auf die menschlichen Zaehne auswirkt. Ihre Studie eroeffnet neue Perspektiven fuer die Behandlung von Zahnschaeden, bei denen heute nur der Griff zum Bohrer bleibt.

Posted: Nov 8th, 2011

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Millions in research to take graphene out of the lab

Graphene can enable the best quantum resistance standard. This is one of many advances emerging from the active research into graphene at Chalmers University of Technology. Chalmers will now receive the lion's share of a new Swedish research grant of SEK 40 million for the supermaterial graphene.

Posted: Nov 8th, 2011

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Grant funds feasibility study of microneedle patches for polio vaccination

Mark Prausnitz, Regents' professor in Georgia Tech's School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, will pursue an innovative global health research project focused on using microneedle patches for the low-cost administration of polio vaccine through the skin in collaboration with researchers Steve Oberste and Mark Pallansch of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Posted: Nov 7th, 2011

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