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Quantum tornado in the electron beam

Prof. Schattschneider from Vienna University of Technology, together with colleagues from Belgium, is developing a method of producing rotating electron beams.

Posted: Sep 16th, 2010

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First successful measurement of strength of boron nitride nanotubes

A research group in the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) succeeded for the first time in the world in nano-tensile strength measurements of boron nitride nanotubes using a high performance transmission electron microscope.

Posted: Sep 16th, 2010

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European Union Contest for Young Scientists

The 22nd edition of the European Union Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) will take place in Lisbon at the Museum of Electricity. For more than 20 years the Contest has been bringing together the brightest young minds in European science highlighting the importance of innovation and research for future generation.

Posted: Sep 15th, 2010

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Carbon nanotube membranes could lead to cheaper, more efficient fuel cells

A Florida State University engineering professor's innovative research with nanomaterials could one day lead to a new generation of hydrogen fuel cells that are less expensive, smaller, lighter and more durable - advantages that might make them a viable option for widespread use in automobiles and in military and industrial technology.

Posted: Sep 15th, 2010

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