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nanoHUB.org forms User Group

To better serve its more than 150,000 users this year, nanoHUB.org is establishing a User Group to serve as a forum to facilitate the exchange of ideas among nanoHUB users.

Posted: Nov 12th, 2010

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2010 ICO Prize is awarded to attosecond optics pioneer

TU Munich physicist Reinhard Kienberger received the 2010 ICO Prize for pioneering contributions to attosecond physics. One of the main goals of this new scientific discipline is to capture snapshots of the inner life of atoms.

Posted: Nov 12th, 2010

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NIEHS and NCL/NCI announce partnership to study nanotechnology safety

The National Cancer Institute (NCI)'s Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory (NCL), part of NCI's Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer, is an accomplished source for testing nanomaterials for biomedical applications and is now partnering with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to characterize engineered nanomaterials used in risk/hazard studies.

Posted: Nov 12th, 2010

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Asia and Europe giving U.S. science a run for the money

The United States still leads the world with its scientific clout, armed with highly respected universities and a big war chest of funding, but Europe and Asia are catching up, according to a Thomson Reuters report released on Friday.

Posted: Nov 12th, 2010

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Controlling the flow of light with a novel optical transistor

Controlling and modulating the flow of light is essential in today's telecommunications-based society. Professor Tobias Kippenberg and his team in EPFL's Laboratory of Photonics and Quantum Measurements have discovered a novel way to couple light and vibrations.

Posted: Nov 11th, 2010

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Nanotechnology and bionics - High tech in the building industry

'Nanotechnology and bionics - High tech in the building industry' is the title of a series of events being organised by the German Ministry of Economics and Technology and taking place at BAU 2011. The idea behind it is to present the high-tech capabilities and innovations strength of the building sector by highlighting examples of advanced technology from building research and practice.

Posted: Nov 11th, 2010

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Graphene's strength lies in its defects

Materials engineers at Brown University have found that the juncture at which graphene sheets meet does not compromise the material's strength. These so-called grain boundaries are so strong, in fact, that the sheets are nearly as strong as pure graphene. The trick lies in the angles at which the individual sheets are stitched together.

Posted: Nov 11th, 2010

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