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UK $15m grant competition for nanotechnology enabled healthcare projects

The Technology Strategy Board in partnership with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is to invest up to GBP 9m in grant funding to support highly innovative, business led collaborative research projects focussed on nanoscale technology-enabled solutions for the healthcare sector.

Posted: Sep 14th, 2011

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Researchers begin testing of promising new nanomaterial for hydrogen storage

Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are working to optimize a promising new nanomaterial called nanoblades for use in hydrogen storage. During their testing of the new material, they have discovered that it can store and release hydrogen extremely fast and at low temperatures compared to similar materials.

Posted: Sep 13th, 2011

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Neuartige Lichtquelle zum Blick ins Innere von Heusler-Materialien

Wissenschaftlern der Johannes Gutenberg-Universitaet Mainz ist es gelungen, in die Struktur von Heusler-Materialien vorzudringen und das Verhalten der Elektronen zu beobachten. Sie verwenden dazu eine besondere Form der Photoelektronenspektroskopie, die es moeglich macht, viel tiefer als bisher in die Materie vorzudringen und die elektronische Beschaffenheit zu untersuchen.

Posted: Sep 13th, 2011

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Free e-book on nanogenerators

Probably the leading team that is driving forward the work on nanogenerators for converting mechanical energy into electricity is Zhong Lin Wang's group at Georgia Tech has published a a comprehensive and coherent review about the development of nanogeneratos, organizing the book based on the group's published papers. And best of all, it is a free e-book.

Posted: Sep 13th, 2011

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