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New insights into nanoparticles and dividing cells

What happens when living cells take up nanoparticles, those tiny entities that could offer new ways of delivering drugs into the body? A new study has tracked the progress of nanoparticles as cells divide, and their findings.

Dec 18th, 2011

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Thailand to host NanoThailand 2012

More than 30 international experts on nanotechnology and policy makers, will converge in the province of Khon Kaen,Thailand from April 9-11, 2012 for the NanoThailand 2012 "Nanotechnology for the benefit of mankind".

Dec 18th, 2011

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Imec launches Center for Advanced Metrology Solutions

This center draws on the extensive expertise of imec to commercially offer a high quality service for scanning spreading resistance microscopy and a range of products and solutions to enable and support electrical atomic force microscopy measurements.

Dec 16th, 2011

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Demonstrating the versatility of electrochemical sensors

A miniature ethylene sensor could help monitor and control fruit ripening, potentially reducing food wastage. And a multi-ion sweat sensor could allow continuous monitoring of dehydration for athletes, the elderly and the sick. These sensors enable considerable miniaturization in monitoring equipment, opening the door to novel smart packaging and body area network applications.

Dec 16th, 2011

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Novel method for fabricating corrugated 3D carbon nanotube microstructures

The method is based on an iterative sequence of chemical vapor deposition (CVD) growth of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and capillary self-assembly. A wide variety of robust 3D CNT microstructures can be fabricated, including microsprings and tilted microcantilevers. The proposed method promises the development of new microsystems, engineered surfaces and metamaterials.

Dec 16th, 2011

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The onset of electrical resistance

Researchers at the Max-Born-Institute, Berlin, Germany, observed the extremely fast onset of electrical resistance in a semiconductor by following electron motions in real-time.

Dec 16th, 2011

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