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Smart dust biosensors

Smart dust biosensors may be smaller than a grain of sand but they have big potential, say Henry Hess, at the University of Florida, Gainesville, US, and colleagues.

Posted: May 12th, 2009

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Nanotechnology summer camp at West Virginia University

Rising seventh and eighth graders in the local region will have an opportunity to examine evidence like a crime scene investigator, launch a rocket and much more if they participate in the free Summer Science Day Camp at West Virginia University sponsored by WVNano.

Posted: May 11th, 2009

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Ultra-dense deuterium may be the nuclear fuel of the future

A material that is a hundred thousand times heavier than water and more dense than the core of the Sun is being produced at the University of Gothenburg. The scientists working with this material are aiming for an energy process that is both more sustainable and less damaging to the environment than the nuclear power used today.

Posted: May 11th, 2009

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Applikationen aus der Miniaturwelt - Exzellenzcluster EAM auf der ACHEMA

Der Exzellenzcluster Engineering of Advanced Materials und das Department fuer Chemie und Bioingenieurwesen der Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg stellen auf der ACHEMA in Frankfurt noch zum 15. Mai 2009 neue Entwicklungen aus den Themenbereichen Bioverfahrenstechnik, Hochdrucktechnologie, Ionische Fluessigkeiten, Katalyse, Nanoelektronik, Optik sowie Partikeltechnologie vor.

Posted: May 11th, 2009

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High-pressure compound could be key to hydrogen-powered vehicles

A hydrogen-rich compound discovered by Stanford researchers is packed with promise of helping overcome one of the biggest hurdles to using hydrogen for fuel - namely, how do you stuff enough hydrogen into a volume that is small enough to be portable and practical for powering a car?

Posted: May 11th, 2009

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