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A new spin on topological insulator surfaces

A European team of researchers has discovered that properties of the so-called topological insulator bismuth selenide could provide the solution to how a ground-breaking new computing technology called 'spintronics' can work at room temperature. This is a solution scientists have been waiting for ever since the technology was predicted more than two decades ago.

Posted: Aug 29th, 2011

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Remedies for science's shortage of superheroes

One of the most serious personnel shortages in the global science and engineering workforce - numbering more than 20 million in the United States alone - involves a scarcity of real-life versions of Superman, Superwoman and other superheroes and superheroines with charm, charisma, people skills and communication skills. That's the premise behind an unusual symposium occurring here today at the 242nd National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Posted: Aug 28th, 2011

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Pioneering nanosystems engineering program receives accreditation

Louisiana Tech University's Bachelor of Science in Nanosystems Engineering - the first program of its kind in the United States, has become the nation's first undergraduate degree program in the field of nanoengineering to receive accreditation from the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Posted: Aug 28th, 2011

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COIN hosts delegation tours showcasing North Carolina's emerging technology

The Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology (COIN) will host post-conference delegation tours for registered COMS (Commercialization of Micro-Nano Systems conference) international attendees on September 1, 2011. These tours will showcase some of North Carolina's finest technology-related talent, companies, institutions and programs.

Posted: Aug 26th, 2011

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