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A guide to responsible nanotechnology business

The European funded project ObservatoryNANO has published a guide to responsible nano-business, outlining how to use nanotechnology for the benefit of business, customers and society. The guide is intended for companies involved in the development and commercialisation of nanotechnology-based materials and applications.

Mar 3rd, 2012

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Researchers provide atomic view of a histone chaperone

Mayo Clinic researchers have gained insights into the function of a member of a family of specialized proteins called histone chaperones. Using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and X-ray crystallography, they have determined the 3-D structure and interactions of the histone chaperone Rtt106 down to the atomic details.

Mar 3rd, 2012

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Neural implants made of carbon - Launch of the European NeuroCare project

In the future, neural implants could replace destroyed sensory cells in the eye or ear - a dream come true for humanity. One of the greatest challenges yet to be addressed is designing the interface between medical technology and human tissue. In order to overcome the limitations of existing models, scientists from 12 institutions involved in the NeuroCare project, which kicked off on 1 March 2012, will develop novel biointerfaces made of carbon.

Mar 2nd, 2012

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EUMINAfab Specific Call micro- nanotechnologies

EUMINAfab is a European Research Infrastructure for micro-nano fabrication of functional structures and devices out of a knowledge-based multimaterials' repertoire. Specific Call Micro nano technologies are key technologies relevant to a broad range of application areas in the areas of health, energy, ICT, characterisation and metrology, optics and photonics.

Mar 2nd, 2012

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The origin of organic magnets

A theoretical model for the unusual occurrence of magnetism in organic molecules may help develop this class of material for electronics applications.

Mar 2nd, 2012

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New picture of atomic nucleus emerges

When most of us think of an atom, we think of tiny electrons whizzing around a stationary, dense nucleus composed of protons and neutrons, collectively known as nucleons. A collaboration between the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne and Thomas Jefferson National Laboratories has demonstrated just how different reality is from our simple picture, showing that a quarter of the nucleons in a dense nucleus exceed 25 percent of the speed of light, turning the picture of a static nucleus on its head.

Mar 1st, 2012

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Carbon dioxide catchers

Using techniques from drug discovery, and state-of-the-art advances in mathematics, computational algorithms and supercomputing, researchers in Berkeley Lab's Computational Research Division developed a tool for identifying the most efficient porous materials for CO2.

Mar 1st, 2012

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